Mother Arrested After Standing Up Against a Dangerous Drug

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM EDT

Batavia, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Batavia mother said the new craze in synthetic drugs called "Bath Salts" is ruining her son's life. She is so fed up with it, that she took matters into her own hands. Police said she went too far.

Police sited Nicole Lang with an appearance ticket after she barged into the 420 Emporium store, demanding that they stop selling her son "Bath Salts". She said he had been acting in a bazaar manner. In fact, her son Jason Lang was arrested for making false 911 phone calls to police. It's behavior that his mother blames on the use of "Bath Salts".

Jason Lang is also connected to another story involving the drug. He is the boyfriend of a woman who taught her 14-year-old babysitter how to snort "Bath Salts". Ashley Keene, 24, was arrested after the teen's mom found out about the incident.

"I trusted these people, they wanted my daughter to baby sit for them and I said OK and so she goes it's OK, it can't hurt me because it's caffeine powder. It's like the drink. Obviously, it's not, it's worse," the 14-year-old's mother said.

In a separate case also in Batavia, Bradley Broadbent was found climbing on the roofs of homes before police could talk him down. Police said the behavior was consistent with someone who was using synthetic drugs.

As for Lang, the mother arrested for barging into the store, she has been charged with trespassing. Police said she became unruly. She claims she was just trying to protect her son.