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Man admits to using bath salts to police

3 years 11 months 1 week ago July 13, 2013 Jul 13, 2013 Saturday, July 13 2013 July 13, 2013 10:27 AM in News
Source: LSU PD
By: Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man admitted to using bath salts to an LSU police officer after he was driving 10-15 mph under the speed limit, according to LSU PD Capt. Corey Lalonde.

Lalonde says Gregory Powell was driving northbound on Nicholson Drive when an LSU police officer noticed a car driving onto the shoulder of the road well under the speed limit.

The officer then initiated a traffic stop, and Powell admitted to ingesting bath salts. The officer attempted to do a field sobriety test but Powell was too intoxicated to try. Powell was then transported to LSU PD. EMS then transported Powell to a local hospital where he agreed to a blood test.

Powell was then booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with DWI and improper lane usage. Powell is not an LSU student, according to Lalonde.

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