ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Five teenagers have been hospitalized for ingesting what deputies believe to be a type of bath salts banned in Florida earlier this year.
According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the incident began Saturday at a home on North Lake Cunningham Avenue in Fruit Cove.
Neighbors said Monday they were stunned by the incident.
"It's just a very unfortunate incident that happened to some pretty decent kids," said Clyde Ewing who lives across the street from one of the teens. "[It's] just really upsetting."
The father of a 17-year-old reported that his son was out of control; the teen fought his father and several deputies as they tried to secure him.