Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Flakka" new drug that causes super strength, hallucinations, insanity... and it's legal

By Lucio R. for Borderland Beat

Flaka: Spanish urban dictionary says; Word for skinny.  Not to be confused with...

Flakka: Designer drug increasing in use by 800% in the last year

You may have not heard of the drug, or much about it, but it is flooding the drug markets of states such as Florida, Texas and Ohio.

It is attractive to the drug user chasing something “new” for the next high, for several reasons; for starters it is cheap (5 dollars) and because it is relatively new, its chemical components are yet to be banned  

So for now, it is technically  legal.  In fact, there is zero information about the drug, on the U.S. Government NIH Drug abuse website.

It is versatile; the drug can be swallowed, injected, snorted or discreetly tucked away in an electronic cigarette or vape, 

Flakka has the appearance of crystal pebbles.  In addition to the name Flakka it is also known as “gravel”.  The majority of its production,  along with its predecessor “Bath Salts”, is produced in China.

Now the down side for you tempted to have a crack at it.  It is highly addictive dangerous hallucinogenic.  Its high initially is one of tremendous energy, like meth, paranoia sets in, hallucinations and on occasion,  super human strength.

Jim Hall an epidemiologist at the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use, explained to Medical Daily; "We're starting to see a rash of cases of a syndrome referred to as excited delirium.

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."

There has been at least 136  known deaths resulting from the use of this drug in the past 18 months.

It is called a guinea pig drug, because the effects of its use is unpredictable, even the same user can have wide variables after using the drug, having a completely different result from one use to the other.  Its effects can last as little as a couple of hours, to as long as several days.

Flakka is in the same chemical class as the drug “Bath Salts”.  The difference between flakka and bath salts is they're based on different compounds, and the one in flakka isn't illegal.  Flakka is made from alpha-PVP, (cathinone).

 Bath salts are made from MDPV, a cathinone derivative that's now banned.

Cathinone:  (above photo) The khat (pronounced cot) plant has been chewed on in the horn of Africa for thousands of years.  Typically chewed much like chewing tobacco and stored in the cheek to slowly release its chemicals.  The primary chemicals of the plant is cathinone and cathine, these are similar to amphetamine in structure.

Flakka has made headlines more for the psychosis and bizarre behavior post usage of the drug.

You may have seen the story of James West, who after consuming Flakka, thought it was important to break down the glass entry doors of the Ft Lauderdale police department.

Video footage depicted the man going nuts on the door. Pounding it with every part of his body, including his head.  He picked up large rocks to help his effort, to no avail.  He may have had the “superhuman strength” as police reported, but he was outmatched by the hurricane resistant doors. 

West said people were chasing him in cars and he wanted to enter the building for safety.


The video below  and next story is from TomoNews from March 26th :

A Florida man is lucky to be alive after impaling himself on a spiked fence after trying a new drug called "flakka." Officers standing outside the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department in Florida Sunday night said a man approached them and strangely said he thought there might be a warrant out for his arrest.

As cops were checking out the man's tale, he suddenly made a run for a spiked security fence that encircles the station parking lot. Surprised officers barely had time to react when the man, who later told cops he had just smoked a new street drug said to be a mix of meth, coke, heroin and other assorted chemicals, attempted to jump over the spiked fence. He failed — quite spectacularly.

The man, identified as Shanard Neely, didn't make it over the fence, but he did make it into the fence. He was impaled by a spike which went through his crotch and out the back of his leg. A quick thinking cop used his handcuffs to bolt the automated fence shut, or the dude might have been ripped apart.

Thankfully for Neely, a fire engine crew had just refilled their truck and were able to begin rescue attempts quickly, but Neely dangled on the fence for over 20 min while rescuers used a circular saw to cut through the metal. He survived and was taken to hospital with the spike still in his body.


And lastly:

From Hip Hop Wired, once again the scene is in Ft. Lauderdale

Florida, the state that keeps giving us the best in “WTF” news, is back on the map because of a drug called “flakka.” A naked 34-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was stopped by police last Saturday (April 4), apparently high off the synthetic drug.  

Local news outlet WSVN-TV broke the report of Matthew Kenney and his erratic behavior after using flakka which led him to run through streets with just his sneakers on. Witnesses caught Kenney on cell phone video before he ran by a pair of police vehicles.

The Fort Lauderdale resident, later told officers he had just smoked flakka moments before streaking. He told police he was running from people who trying to kill him. “He was in fear that individuals were chasing him, (and) that they had stolen his clothes,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Tracy Figone.

According to the arrest report, Kenney said he wanted a car to hit him, telling officers, “Because if I got hit by a car they would stop chasing me.” “He thought it would be better to be struck by a vehicle than to have these individuals catch him,” said Figone.

75 comments:

  1. The wtf news is: no reported attempt to catch the pushers...
    --Maybe because the users are "adults"...

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    1. They sell it in stores/head shops in Ft Lauderdale

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    2. Thanks, I'm on my way

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    3. 11:32 And cronies might be the pushers... right wicked witch? there is your new drug of choice called la flakka, just don't start eating peoples faces off...

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    4. 6:02 you're so smart, Hannibal, I though you was a real Cannibal, but I see, bath salts, you are one real cheap bastard...

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    5. @7:38 THANKS FOR THE LAUGH

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    6. flakka madaphaka

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    7. The flakka madaphaka new drug of choice is going to be meth mixed with flakka, just a matter of time before it appears on the morning news, stucked in a light pole... Lol

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  2. and the beat goes on...

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    1. Do you guys mean wacka flocka the rapper?

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    2. Ooooooh yeah and the beat goes on. - macho man

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  3. Chapo snitched on flakka

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    1. Dude stop with those comments they are freaking annoying

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  4. A couple years back, in Florida a guy ate some bums face off, reports had said that he was on bath salts. What's going on with Florida and drugs?

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    1. 2:32pm
      No drugs were found in his system.

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    2. you are right, the medical examiner found no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system. He was labeled the "Causeway Cannibal"

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    3. He was def on something. How many reports of people eating people's faces on the side of the road are there that arent drug related?

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    4. Correction 3:44. 2:32 there was marijuana in his system. Bath salts are not really a drug but cause people to do crazy things if used. With that said bath salts are not really a part of a toxicology test due to the fact they were not originally marketed as a street drug. Whether he used them or not would be hard to say. Mixed with the marijuana in his system at the time would explain his behavior at the time. Bath salt never had a specific test on a drug panel but instead just banned from manufacturing. If they start making it like they do meth, a test will surface.

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    5. Could be the heat and all those mosquitos.

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    6. 5:57pm
      Thanks

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    7. regardless, in the reports they had mentioned that as he was eating the bums face off, he was acting just like a person on flakka and bath salts would. When people would try to help, he would growl at them and it took a lot of bullets to actually take him down. I don't know what makes a person, wake up, have a somewhat good day, naked, eating a person face off on the side of a high way and then being shot to death. Normal.

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  5. I kind of want to read this article, but the phrase "causes super strength" is making me wary of the credibility of any of it...

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    1. What an ignorant statement. Actually Lucio downplayed it but that is what they are saying. The hurricane glass had a crack from the crazy man, and it took 5 policeman to take down the streaker.

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  6. Does anyone know if I can get some "Flakka" in Cali?

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    1. No flakkas in cali puras gorditas

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    2. You seen Perez hilton, or what was her name?
      Bitch, she skinny

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    3. Jajaja... te pasaste de ver.. jajaja

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  7. that is a high number of deaths for a drug not widely used. 5 dollar price tag will appeal to kids for sure.

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    1. Wrong - it is widely used just like wet in HTown and Phila

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  8. Do people still use jenkem?

    -Junius

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    1. Jenkem was actually an internet hoax, not a real drug people used.

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    2. @5:21pm

      I thought I first heard about it in the late 90s, my memory is warped.

      -Junius

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    3. @Bones
      There are documented cases of jenkem being used in the united states but there was an exagerated internet scare. However, jenkem was NOT a hoax in certain African countries.

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  9. Flakka has been a problem since last year in South Florida http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-new-designer-drugs-20141010-story.html#page=1

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  10. So if cartels want to cross it across the border the border patrol can't confiscate it if they see it?

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    1. The drug is more than likely not being pushed by Mexican Cartels, they might not even have the resources to create it. Ports would seem to be the main entry for this.

      Odds are the drug is being produced in the state of Florida itself. Which would make sense seeing as it made the most impact there and could easily be transported to Texas trough the Gulf Of Mexico.
      It could also be manufactured somewhere in Europe. As it is well known designer drugs play I big part in some of their countries, like Netherlands, Belgium, France, with Great Britain being the main one. The drug itself or the chemicals used for it could be passing through the Atlantic right now with no problem whatsoever since the compounds are not illegal or controlled.

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    2. What if some drug cartel decides to mix that drug with other drugs like coke, meth, heroin etc. etc. !???? that would definatly be a mess!

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    3. Natgeo says Israel, point of origin for bath salts epidemic, designer drugs...
      --I guess netanyahoo is not cutting it as atomic bomb designer and the iranI government does not want to buy any more weapons from the israelis or fight the Iraqis for them either...
      --The neo-nazi mad bomber of the Palestinians must be running out of money to steal...

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  11. Damn! The guy has a metal rod through his ass, and still wants to climb the fence? Yes, I would call that super human strength.

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    1. Let's call the effect "reckless super stupid"
      --I hope they don't start thinking they can fly, we'll have to send flowers to el mil mascaras, but flowers do not make turds look pretty, hey!

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    2. You are one ugly wicked witch...

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    3. That is not fair mil mascaras, you have never created one single original epithet to attack me with, pinchi copión chillon, i'm telling chivis...
      --MOMMYYY!!! Junius the eager, he call me names!!!
      Yeah, fax me some email...tonto, haw!

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  12. Well done Lucio, thank you.

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  13. I noticed it said it's chemical components are not yet known so it is not banned. Usually in the US a state makes a law banning drugs. Federal only gets involved when a substantial amount is found on a person. From the sounds of this it is most likely going to be like bath salts and prohibited from being sold by vendors. Notice I said vendors since the article says it is legal. Not something you just buy on a corner legally. Like bath salts, it may take some states longer then others to ban the product. Some states do it as soon as they hear about it. Unless someone has checked every states database, it is hard to say if this "Flakka" crap is banned or not anywhere in the US.

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  14. Feel no pain, now extreme championistas will corner the market, the poor get screwed again, back to AKTEDRON (???!?!?!) and mejorales remolidas en cigarros faros

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    1. Natgeo, showed some benzedrines with their extasy blue pills, they still heart shaped pink triangles, .30 cents of a peso in mexico in the 60/70's ...

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  15. You have to be a completed dumb ass to put that shit in your system.

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  16. The powerful can only maintain their control with the threat of retribution. The strong can bully the weak with the use of threats and intimidation; however, the act of "snitching" brings this card of games down and the powerful fall like pawns. There is nothing more honorable than snitching for it levels the playing fields.

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  17. and the unanswered question is does flakka make you flaka? or must it be mixed with meth?

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  18. This is essentially Bath salts. The creator of bath salts lives in new Zealand. He did it as an alternative to Meth. You can literally change a molecule and call it something else.There will be hundreds of not thousand s of permutations in the future. One chemical process gets banned and the chemist changes the molecular structure to make it legal. Colorado legalize marijuana,and kid's are buying synthetic weed. kid's are the biggest users because they like taboo trends.

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    1. You live in Co?
      By synthetic weed you mean spice? That was a problem before we legalized it.
      I was surrounded by it's users while in a halfway house, however haven't even seen it since we legalized weed.

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  19. Check out the guy in the photo above with the big wide eyes. What was the name of that kid that killed a bunch of school kids? He also had big wide eyes. I wonder if he too was under the influence of bath salts or Flaka? Or just another lunatic?

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    1. He is looking at chivis, he's not high, it happened to me when I saw her,

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    2. Excellent reply! I was thinking it but you said it!

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  20. Flaca means skinny.Not flaka

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    1. it is spelled BOTH ways flaca and flaka (one k) urban slang uses k

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    2. Flakka is for flakes, not for flaca=skinny in mexican...

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    3. Chivis I know you dont like us "calling" each other "names" for no reason..but can I be excused n call this guy the "P" word??..thank u...12:28PM Eres un Pendejo de a madres!! There is no such thing as "in mexican"..its Spanish PENDEJOTE!!

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    4. it is spelled both ways and articles refer to the flaca/flaka

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    5. jajaja ok pretty funny, 3:03AM

      where did all these comedians taking the BB stage come from today??

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    6. Mexican is Español as used in mexico, and there is worse slang, pero es en ESPAÑOL if you are trying to get academico, pero cómico will do, one pirric victory after the other...

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  21. Apparently, flakka makes you try to turn yourself into popó by any means available, best thing to lose weight, cocaine, heroin next, or you work it out, but meth is cheaper, you can work all day, earn, save, stay safe, just work work work, no chance to get fat, make $$$$
    --Just don't smoke it, you become part of Operation Dientes Negros...

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  22. it makes you flakey

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    1. When you appear to have super-human out of control strenght, there is no flakey there

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  23. Kiero kiero kiero flakka flakka flakka ahora

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    1. Cuanto trais? Dinero, cash, al Chas chas, Dando y dando...

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  24. Pretty fucked up what cups gotta deal with..

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  25. can I get this shit here on the west coast I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Lol excellent example of some one with no brain

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  26. Probably, its just sold by the little stores that sell that spice type crap, each time they outlaw one of these drugs the makers tweak the compound chemistry a point or two basically making it a new chemical, so its always a whack-o-molewith this stuff, vice just did a piece on this stuff, this stuff is being made on an industrial level,,, crazy..

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  27. Its populuarity comes on the watch of prohibition, How can those who acknowledge the risks support that which enabled its entry into the market place.

    The more dangerous a drug the less responsible it is for governance to hand over quality control, distribution and maerchandising to criminal networks.

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  28. It was either this or PCP that my marijuana was lace with and I know exactly who did it for the police, DEA, CIA< or whomever wanted me dead.

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  29. Clearwater Florida corporate centers and the beaches such as Redington and T.I. are running a nighttime human trafficking force and shove on the citizens. I think it's mixed with a lot of depressant and is supposed to make everyone quit their jobs..we just got past a predator beating backs and shooting workers backs with a drug to make them throw their computers out the window.

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