The craze of bath salts and its extremely dangerous after effects continue as the latest case of these stimulants emerge. A new mother has been charged with smoking the powerful drug two days after she gave birth, while still in the maternity ward of a central Pennsylvania hospital. With the aftereffects of the drug unfolding the woman, known as Carla Murphy began to violently attack staff. Carla Murphy, of Altoona, has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stripping naked and beating staff at the Altoona Regional Hospital.
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Upon seeing her violent and rather uncontrollable behavior hospital police has to be called to subdue the 31-year-old woman after she rolled around on the shower floor completely naked.
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Doctors were forced to give the mother the anti-psychotic drug Haldol to bring her under control, but she continued to act erratically, yelling at staff and flailing her limbs in an aggressive manner. When officials attempted to bring Murphy back to her room, she proceeded to punch a nurse and also kicked a police officer.
She was eventually handcuffed and taken to Blair County Prison on a probation violation. Upon further investigation and inspection of Murphy’s residence uncovered drug paraphernalia including needles, aluminum foil, bath salts containers and a broken glass bottle with brown residue on it were found.
Murphy’s live-in boyfriend, Michael W. Stewart has been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia. Her boyfriend further admitted that he was aware about Murphy’s addiction to Blizzard, the street name for bath salts, but thought that she had kicked the habit.