Bath salts and synthetic marijuana are dangerous and sometimes deadly drugs.
Deputies said teens and young adults continue to use the drugs in Central Florida.
Now there is a new tool being used by some law enforcement officers to crack down on the illegal substances.
The Narcotics Unit in Orange County just got new testing equipment to better recognize both synthetic marijuana and bath salts.
“We can test it immediately and make an arrest on the spot, instead of waiting 30 days,” said Sgt. Chris Moore with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Before, the drug would have to be shipped off to the lab.
Moore said the sooner you can get it off the streets and out of the hands of users, the better.
The drug can sometimes be found in convenience stores. While there has been a lot of progress on the crackdown of the drugs, Moore said they are still finding it, especially areas near colleges.
They said these drugs are being made in other parts of the world like Asia and Europe. The people making it are constantly changing the ingredients.
“When they’ve found out we’ve banned part of the substance, they try to change a chemical compound of it," Moore said. "Who knows what they are putting in the stuff.”
The drugs can make you hallucinate, experience extreme paranoia or anxiety.
It can also be deadly in some cases.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “spice” was the second most used drug by high school seniors in 2012 next to marijuana.
Right now narcotics units have the tests, but the rest of the force should have them soon.
"They should be coming out soon for our deputies,” Moore said.
Seminole County deputies said they are getting their first batch of the field drug kits this week.
Volusia County Sheriff's leaders said some of their deputies have the field test kits.
In Brevard County, they said deputies will soon be getting the field test kits for synthetic marijuana.
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network report, more than 11,000 emergency room visits across the United States involved synthetic drugs in 2010.
Experts reported 75 percent of the trips to the hospital were from people ranging in age from 12 to 29, and most of them 12 to 17.