Designer Drugs: Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Synthetic HallucinogensPage 4 of 10

2. Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

Catha edulis, a flowering plant.

 

Bundles of khat.

 

Mephedrone, methylone, and MDMA (ecstasy) all share the chemical structures.

 

A photograph of colorful ecstasy tablets.

 

The chemical structure of methedrone.

 

The chemical structure of mephedrone.

 

The chemical structure of methylone.

 

The chemical structure of MDPV.

 

A photograph of a sample of a white powder identified as mephedrone.

 

Three vials containing the designer drug methylone.

 

Graphs showing the effects of mephedrone and methylone on serotonin and dopamine uptake.

 

A sample showing bath salt crystals.

 

A jar of bath salts with a misleading label.