Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

30 Apr 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Emerging Drug Flakka Causing More Naked Rage and Paranoia Incidents.

Flakka, a new designer drug popular in Florida, is continuing to generate bizarre incidents of naked rage and paranoia among users — but officials say it’s no laughing matter. The synthetic drug has spawned a number of tales including how one Florida man believed he was Thor, and ran naked through a neighborhood trying and then tried to have sex with a tree, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Flakka, which is similar to bath salts and usually smoked via electronic cigarettes, causes the naked incidents because it causes a spike in body temperature of up to 106 degrees, according to the U.S. Louis have not seen any cases involving flakka, but fear it will be here soon. “Florida had a few incidents where it took 7 plus officers to get one subject under control,” said St.

Louis County Police Detective Casey Lambert. “A Taser wouldn’t affect them, pepper spray won’t affect them,” said Lambert. “If you go hands on, it’s going to be the fight of your life. That’s what we`re seeing with this flakka drug,” said Lambert. “Florida is seeing a large amount of overdoses from it, so it’s killing the community and that’s something we need to be aware of,” Lambert said. Louis Area National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. “We’re seeing it like daily.” In some cases it’s shaped like lollipops or candy, making it easy for users to conceal. He says just as police can learn about one drug, something else surfaces. “We’re going to continue seeing this I think in the foreseeable future where backyard chemists are coming up with concoctions that are one off from something that’s already been deemed illegal,” said Duncan.

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