Stay Classy AM-HI-CO: Company Offers Discounts on Bath Salts Following Miami Cannibal Attack
AM-HI-CO is a distributor of legal substances that mimic the effects of illegal drugs. One is “Bath Salts” which gives people a high that is a combination of an LSD trip and smoking PCP. The Miami cannibal Rudy Eugene had spent the day wondering around getting high on this stuff which people believe was being sold at some local festival before he savagely attacked and mutilated a homeless man.
Marijuana legalization proponents should read the story at the link before they comment as it shows Rudy Eugene had in fact been arrested for marijuana possession before and had been violent with his own family while high on “mild” weed. In this case we see yet again that drug use in general adversely effected this person.
But the story here is that in the wake of that bath salt fueled rampage AM-HI-CO decided it’d be a good time to offer some deep discounts on bath salts. Observe the worst PR move in the history of man kind:
Last weekend, news broke that a Miami man likely high on a drug known as bath salts was involved in a violent, cannibalistic attack on a homeless person. So naturally, one of the Web’s leading sellers of the quasi-legal drug began offering a 15 percent discount on the drugs after the news broke.
AM-HI-CO, one of the largest distributors of “synthetic” chemical drugs, posted on its Twitter and Facebook pages Tuesday that it was offering a discount on all bath salts. On the company’s official forum, an administrator posted that there was a “special coupon code” on all “Stimulating Bath Salts Powder Blends.”
On Twitter and Facebook, just days after the gruesome Miami attack, the company posted: “All our Bath Salts Powder Blends fans check out our Promo page! We have prepared a little surprise for all of you! Have a great day!”
E-mails and social media messages to AM-HI-CO were not immediately returned—the company uses a form letter on its website for all official correspondence and has no publicly listed phone number.
Miami police shot the attacker dead, while the victim was hospitalized in critical condition.
The company, which started in the United Kingdom and until recently had a shipping and storing center in Greenville, S.C., offers hundreds of blends of synthetic drugs, including “super pills,” “poppers,” “extremely strong incense blends” intended to simulate marijuana highs, sexual enhancers, and bath salts.
In recent months, the company has been plagued with legal issues—it recently lost the ability to accept credit cards, offering cash-on-delivery and wire payments as its only payment methods. On May 14, it announced on its official blog that it had lost the ability to ship from the United States and all future orders would be shipped from its European dispatch center.
That hasn’t stopped the company from selling bath salts, a drug similar to cocaine that can cause users to have psychotic episodes. The United States Senate recently passed a bill that would aim to ban many synthetic drugs nationwide. Similar measures have passed in the United Kingdom.
The company advertises more than 10 types of bath salts as “novelty collector’s items,” many of which are legal in most U.S. states. Some of the company’s products are believed to contain chemicals not banned by the Senate bill.
If only drugs were legal! Oh, wait. This drug is basically legal and it causes all kinds of problems. It’s almost as if it is the use of drugs and not their legal status that causes criminality. But that’s a point for a different post.
How much of a douchebag do you have to be to start offering discounts on a drug that has just been lined to one of the most horrific crimes in American history?