Police Identify Man Who Allegedly Was Hallucinating, Reported Shooting
Police have identified a man who they say falsely reported a shooting in Brownville early Thursday morning.
Officials said 28 year old Matthew Towles of 27 South Main Street in Adams was hallucinating from the effects of the synthetic drug known as bath salts.
State police said Towles called 911 to report being shot at.
Police charged him with falsely reporting an incident and issued him an appearance ticket.
According to police, Towles admitted to them that he was under the influence of bath salts.
Bath salts is also called synthetic cocaine and is available legally.
It is marketed for use as an additive to bath water.
Police blocked off a road in Brownville early Thursday morning after the report of a shooting.
State police and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies blocked off Bonney Road for about an hour.
They later reopened the road, saying there was no shooting and no one was hurt.
It's unclear why the Adams man was in Brownville.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Watertown, NY
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