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UPD: Parents feared 20-year-old son because of effects of bath salts

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police say bath salts are to blame for a domestic dispute that occurred late Friday night at a home in the 900 block of Downer Avenue.

Utica police responded to the call and spoke with the mother of 20-year-old Aubrey Valis. His mother said that Aubrey was acting in an abnormal manner and becoming very aggressive towards her and her husband. Police say the family was afraid to go back into the home because Aubrey made threats to kill the family.

Police officers entered the home and found a bedroom door Valis damaged and completely ripped off the hinges. Officers found Valis in the driveway where they observed him punching and damaging a motor vehicle.

Officers managed to take Aubrey in police custody without further incident and later learned that Aubrey was under the influence of bath salts. He is charged with criminal mischief.

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