Man Sues Store Over Bogus Drugs
Customer claims the bath salts he bought made him extremely ill.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: May 15th, 2012
hen it comes to buying drugs, there's always a little bit of wiggle room in terms of actually getting what you're paying for. But, unlike most people who buy bad drugs, one man decided to sue his dealer—in this case, a store that he says sold him bad bath salts, which are typically used, well, not in the bath.
Andrew Yeager filed a lawsuit against a store called Nirvana's Closet, claiming that the bath salts he bought caused him to endure intense headaches, violent shaking, intense paranoia, and "a host of other permanent afflictions."
Yeager claims the bath salts caused him to endure intense headaches, violent shaking intense paranoia, and a "host of other permanent afflictions."
He says that the bath salts, which are synthetic drugs, had insufficient warnings and that by knowing customers (including himself) would snort them to get high, the store breached an implied warranty that the salts were safe to use. Okay, okay, but seriously, how dumb do you have to be to assume that snorting an unregulated drug up your nose is in any way safe? Where is the personal responsibility here?
Yeager is seeking more than $50,000 in compensation, and what's surprising is the District Attorney, John T. Adams, backs the lawsuit, saying that police have been trying to stop the sale of drugs such as these.
Yeager says that he's been buying the bath salts since January 2011, and after becoming addicted despite the warnings (which include hypothermia, suicidal feelings, and temporary psychosis—sound fun?), he continued to buy heavier doses, even after the drugs were made illegal. Pennsylvania made the sale or possession of these types of synthetic drugs illegal in August 2011.
Oy. Where to start, right?