Hammond continued to act bizarrely once in custody. He spoke in fragmented sentences about random subjects, repeatedly quoting a hot sauce commercial phrase, "I put that [expletive] on everything." He also appeared to be hallucinating and spoke to imaginary people.
Meanwhile, the officer smelled a "strong odor of excrement emitting from his breath" and said he appeared to have "feces in his mouth and on his teeth," according to the report.
The officer took Hammond to the Gwinnett County Jail, where medical staff determined he needed medical treatment. Hammond, who was yelling and kicking windows, had to be restrained during the ride to the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.
Hammond eventually told officers he smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and snorted "a lot" of bath salts, according to the report.
When the officer asked Hammond why he had a knife, he responded, "Yo, somebody was about to get stabbed," according to the report.
Hammond was eventually released from the hospital and taken back to jail, where he is being held on felony obstruction and disorderly conduct charges without bond.
Hammond's arrest is the second violent drug arrest in Gwinnett County this week, police said.
"It seems like it's becoming more prevalent," said Corp. Jake Smith, a Gwinnett police spokesman. "But it's not nearly as common as the other drugs, like meth and marijuana."
On July 2, Gwinnett police responded to a man running nude at a Lilburn driving range, Smith said. The man continued to resist arrest after he was pepper sprayed and Tasered. He told police he had smoked marijuana laced with chemicals.
Smith said people on bath salts are usually more violent than other drug users.
"They don't feel much pain," he said.
Smith said the department is educating officers to recognize the signs of synthetic drugs as they become more prevalent in Gwinnett County.