In a horrifying incident over Memorial Day weekend in Miami that’s made headlines, a man was shot and killed by police as he was chewing the face off another man.

Initial reports indicate that the assailant may have been high on a new, potent form of LSD and/or synthetic amphetamines, AKA “bath salts.”

The victim is in the hospital in critical condition after losing about 75% of his face in the attack.

“Bath salts” have been receiving a lot of media attention lately because of the horrific violence and sudden death associated with their use and because producers of the substances have been successful in skirting legal efforts to stop the production and distribution of these dangerous chemicals.

For and MSNBC article about the Miami case, see this article, click here.

For more information about “bath salts,” click here.