North Dakota and Minnesota are not among those states exploding with drug problems like many other states, but authorities one the border there are dealing with the deaths of two teenagers, and police are convinced bath salts are the culprit.

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The first death involved a 17-year-old in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. A teen overdosed on synthetic drugs. He was hospitalized for a short time, but passed over the weekend.

The other case is downright frightening.

An 18-year-old to the west in Grand Forks, North Dakota died from synthetic drugs. But authorities say that the young man had been asking for acid or LSD, when a supplier may have been passing off the bath salts as such.

That’s the problem right there,” told East Grand Forks Police Lt. Hajicek to Inforum.com. “You don’t have any idea what you are taking.”

The peculiar danger of these new drugs is that they are so new, little is known about their effect or potency, Hajicek said. “Not that any illegal drugs are safe, but these synthetic drugs we are seeing seem to be even more dangerous,” he said.

Parents need to be having talks with their kids about the dangers of these substances.

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