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Police fear bath salts may have played a roll in Curryville man's death

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(KMOV.com) -- An autopsy is planned for a Curryville, Missouri man struck and killed by a car.

Police said James C. Butler, Jr. was laying on Highway 54 just east of Curryville around 2 a.m. on Sunday.  A driver did not see Butler in time and hit him. 

Shortly before Butler was found, his mother called police to report she found bath salts in her son's pocket and was worried about his safety.  Bath salts are a synthetic drug that are legal in Missouri, but have been banned in some cities, including Bowling Green, which is five miles east of Curryville in Pike County.

Officials are working to determine if bath salts played a roll in Butler's death.

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