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Charles Crites, a member of the Florida Tea Party, in Tallahassee for the opening day of the 2011 Florida legislative session. Tea Party members lobbied lawmakers for cuts in state spending.
The "bath salts," which are being snorted and smoked to produce a cocaine- and meth-like high, have sent dozens of users to emergency rooms after violent behavior and hallucinations. Florida and Louisiana have banned the sale of the product.
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