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Naked Man in Town for Drug Policy Reform Conference Charged With Possession of Bath Salts: Police Sources

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    News4's Jackie Bensen reports on a confrontation between police and a naked man in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. Officers say he was high on synthetic drugs and was unfazed by being shocked with a stun gun. (Published Monday, Nov. 23, 2015)

    A man visiting the Washington, D.C. area for a conference on drug reforms was charged with possession of the drug bath salts after police found him completely naked in a flower bed, police sources told News4.

    Police took 29-year-old Hector Anaya Segura into custody after responding to a call for a naked man in a flower bed on Crystal Drive in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, just after midnight Sunday.

    Segura was sweating profusely, screaming profanities and began pounding on a police cruiser, sources said.

    Officers attempted to subdue him without violence, then used a Taser unsuccessfully, sources said. A Taser was used again after the first attempt seemed to have no effect.

    Segura, a Mexican citizen, was in town for the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The event brings together people who think the war on drugs does more harm than good.

    Segura also is charged with disorderly conduct.