Community Fights Synthetic Drug

July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM EDT

Batavia, N.Y. (WKBW) - Over the past several months, Jason Lang, 28, has impersonated a police officer, repeatedly called 911 to make bizarre accusation and constantly feels people are chasing him. This is all a result of hallucinations from the use of "Bath Salts".

"The phone rings every night, come and get me they're after me. Every night, three times a night. We don't sleep. We have to keep finding him. He hides and he's always hiding somewhere because they're after him and it's all the hallucinations of the bath salts. It's killing him and it's killing the family, too," Nicole Lang said.

Now, he's is speaking out, admitting his addiction to the synthetic drug. He's not alone. Police have seen a huge spike of bizarre behavior reported tin Genesee County. As many as 1 to 2 calls per day to 911, all related to the use of "Bath Salts".

Jason's mom, Nicole, became so fed up that she walked into a Batavia smoke shop demanding that they stop selling her son the drug. She was arrested for Criminal Trespassing but doesn't regret speaking out. She and her son hope their story sparks change.

"They are dangerous. They are dangerous and it's something you don't want to mess with. One thing I've learned is that they get a grip on you more than any other drugs," Jason Lang said.

Police and lawmakers agree there is a problem and are working on stricter legislation to try and ban the ingredients used in these drugs.

Meanwhile, residents in Batavia are protesting the smoke shop on Ellicott Street where Nicole was arrested, demanding they stop selling the drug.