NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - A Noblesville family is sharing their experience in hopes of serving as a warning to other parents. They said their daughter nearly died after taking a designer drug.
Now, Abigail Scott is doing much better. But her parents withdrew her from Noblesville High School on Monday morning after they say she used drugs with several other teens over fall break. Over the weekend, Scott spent hours at Riverview Hospital trying to come down from a high on the designer drug called bath salts.
Cell phone video Scott's mother, Jill Janusiewicz, took at the hospital shows the teen agitated.
"She's just not in her right mind. She's not herself, she's rocking incessantly, she's crying," Janusiewicz said.
Scott's mother said her daughter went out with a group of teens who all tried the drug that's making its rounds in the Hamilton County community and others across the country.
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"I was shocked," Janusiewicz said. "I had heard a little bit about it, didn't know much about it. I assumed bath salts - like a lot of people - that it's what you put in a bath tub, what you buy in a store."
In fact, Scott said the bath salts are being used everywhere.
"You just go into the gas station, if you're 18, and you tell them what you want, they'll give it to you. And I guess if you're not, you can just tell them a code word and they'll give it to you," she said.
Scott said she didn't know the dangers of bath salts.
"I was curious and tried it," she said. Afterward, she said, "I had no idea where I was or what I was saying or what was even going on around me."
Scott's father is outraged about the drugs in his community. He's now working with police to get the drugs out.
"It's right there in your face. You going to look at these things these kids are doing right now? It's crazy. And they better get on it. DEA, or whoever is involved, the feds, whoever can do this," Anthony Janusiewicz said.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's department is working with the family to target the convenience stores they said are selling the bath salts to teens.
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