LAPORTE -- A LaPorte man who overdosed on something called "Bath Salts" on Sunday, was still in intensive care on Tuesday.
The substance sold as bath salts is really a synthetic cocaine or meth and it's being sold in convenience stores and gas stations and right now, it's not illegal.
Chris Hix, 36, of LaPorte snorted just a little bit. His girlfriend says that was enough to stop his heart.
"They had to revive him in the ambulance," Linda Bennett, Hix's long-time girlfriend said, "He's up in ICU right now, he's fighting for his life."
Bennett said Hix has had a problem with drugs, but was on the road to recovery when he heard about the "bath salts." She said Chris was curious and bought the blue packaged capsule from a gas station for $20.