New Designer Drug “Flakka” takes over Florida

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The state of Florida has recently seen a rise in the number of… peculiar… behavioral cases being reported. So far the common element in each of these cases has been the consumption of a new and popular designer drug called Flakka. The drug is classed as a stimulant and makes its users feel like they have superhuman strength, much like the infamous “bath salts” which were both widely-used and reported on back in 2012.

Most commonly found in a crystalline rock form, Flakka can be swallowed, snorted, injected, smoked or even used in a modern day e-cigarette or vaporizer. This makes it easily concealable for users in public areas. The substance rivals the strongest cocaine, crystal meth and MDMA in terms of its effects. Made from the chemical Alpha-PVP, a synthetic version of cathinone, Alpha-PVP is currently legal in any U.S state without its own ban.

The effects of the drug can last as few as 3-4 hours, or can in some cases linger for several days. When the substance leaves the body, the user is left feeling depressed and fatigued- a common side effect of most stimulants.
Jim Hall, an epidemiologist at the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University explains the drug’s effects on a user:

“We’re starting to see a rash of cases of a syndrome referred to as excited delirium,” said Hall. “This is where the body goes into hyperthermia, generally a temperature of 105 degrees. The individual becomes psychotic, they often rip off their clothes and run out into the street violently and have an adrenaline-like strength and police are called and it takes four or five officers to restrain them. Then once they are restrained, if they don’t receive immediate medical attention they can die.”

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Among the number of reported Flakka-related cases are some truly horrifying stories. These extreme cases include one where a man stood naked and armed on the roof of his house yelling “I feel delusional, and I’m hallucinating”. Another fellow attempted to break down the door of a police precinct. An 86-year-old woman was attacked… and a man impaled himself through the groin during his attempt to scale the fence of a police station.

It is uncertain at this point how addictive the substance is, both psychologically and physically, however it is certain that the effects of the drug are extremely dangerous, with the potential to cause serious harm to both its users and to innocent members of the public.


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26 COMMENTS

  1. this is what you get for banning meow/Mephedrone you banned the only good and first synthetic there was cause you said its dangerous now look 100000 new synthetic shit all over the world cheaper shit is coming out every day Remember What the Sun News Said if there will be a ban on meow meow there will be more and more to come . . . . so all these new drugs/Better name Paranoia you shouldn’t Ban Meow on the first place

  2. When did your articles turn into shit? The easiest way you can tell good from bad reporting? Read an article on drugs. And you failed, big time.

      • It reads like a bad propaganda film… straight out of ‘Reefer Madness’. It may be 100% correct and true, but with little facts to process as a reader and bad examples (anyone else think it was weird 2 out of 3 reported events took place at police stations? I know when I get wasted and looking for a good time, the ol’ police precinct is my first choice!)… it was hard to get behind. I had to check the website header twice to make sure I hadn’t accidentally clicked onto one of those uber religious sites shooting the next scare tactic. Remember your audience and how we are receiving the information you are trying to get us. We’re rooting for you to do a good job! *thumbs up

    • How is this a shit article? This sounds absolutely horrible. Not only that but it sounds dangerous and something the public should be concerned about. Drugs and substance abuse is helping ruin this country. It is more than likely the elite pushing this and at the very least allowing it. They want us to die off and blow our money and stay broke. What better way than to pump drugs into an already depressing world? I never heard of this shit and I find the storey interesting. I wouldn’t want your pessimistic comment influencing the author to discontinue writing similar stories.

    • The 5 in 1 all rounder…. A versatile drug for all users… Flakka that for a joke…… Meow? Who takes that shit? it embarrassing that society has resorted to banning such a crap drug with such a shit high…. ewww. If Flakka is the new most addictive drug on the streets of Florida then a better article about this is worth the effort and research. “Naked man on roof screaming I’m delusional” that happens to people on all kinds of things, LSD, DMT, THC, Coke, K,XTC, crack, meth, mushrooms the list goes on. Putting a variety of drugs into a super drug that can be administered anyway that floats ya boat, just screams wrong….. Do you need to be already cooked to think Flakka would be a fun time?

    • Unfortunately my friend if it benefits greedy corporations those bastards can legalise anything! When-ever you go to the chemist, my advice is to try look for natural products!

    • These substances are legal because the designers of these drugs only have to change a couple of molecules around every time it’s outlawed and, boom, new drug. It has the same effects but is of a different molecular structure making it a “different substance”. These new drugs will never go away. Research chemicals are potent and dangerous. They are also impossible to “kill”

    • Because it wasn’t used as a drug and/or caught in he system of someone committing a crime. Nothing is illegal before it is illegal. Cocaine was used at the dentist, aclohol in therapy, mdma you guessed it more therapeutic treatments. Funny thing is, they were all quite successful.

  3. This article is wrong. Per wiki, “a Schedule I drug in New Mexico, Delaware, Oklahoma, and Virginia.” And it was invented back in the 1960’s. Come on writers, I found this into in under a minute.

  4. Basically if your body temperature is over 42-43 degreese you will die because your body temperature will be too high for the most of your organs and they will stop functionating. If your body temperature is 105 degrees … you will literally melt … so i think this article is bullshit .. (Sory for the bad english)

  5. I thought all RC amphetamines where just called bath salts. MDPV and PVP where both considered bath salts why slap another name on this?

  6. This is just bath salts v. 2.0. C’mon, anonymous, you REALLY need to do some quality control on your articles.

    For real tho

  7. flakka is the real deal and this story is true. I live in Florida and have seen these crack heads asking for and about flakka. Wake up America this shit is real. Although not quite sure how crystallized bug spray could alter the mind in a positive way.

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