GREENFIELD — At the Hancock County Jail, officers come into contact with arrestees high on every type of drug imaginable, from marijuana to methamphetamines.
But a less common drug – bath salts – is one that’s causing an increased amount of concern.
Violent interactions with inmates who come into the jail after ingesting bath salts have prompted officials to consider launching an education program about the dangers of the substance described as synthetic cocaine.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is in the process of planning a presentation to bring to local schools.
The program will target high school and possibly even junior high students who might be tempted to experiment with the substance, Sheriff Mike Shepherd said.