Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another New Designer Drug Called "Smiles" May Be Alaska-Bound; A Combination Of Hallucinogen And Amphetamine

Spice and bath salts made their way to Alaska, and now another designer drug known by the street name of "Smiles" may be enroute. The drug, known as SC-I, is a psychedelic phenethylamine, and while it is primarily a hallucinogen, it reportedly has some amphetamine-like effects as well. It was first manufactured it Europe.

KSL Channel 5 provides a news story on how Utah is preparing to deal with it. Utah cops admit they still know very little about it at this point, which means that Alaska cops probably don't know shit yet. The video embedded below also shows what it looks like:

There are already two fatalities linked to the recreational use of Smiles in Grand Forks, ND. One of the victims began hyperventilating and slamming his head against the ground after taking the drug; although his friends immediately took him home, he stopped breathing hours later and could not be revived. Additional reported side effects include nausea and vomiting, and some users experience "bad trips," which can include terrifying hallucinations and feelings of fear and panic. The federal government declared it a Schedule I controlled substance -- illegal to buy, sell, possess, or manufacture -- in July 2012.

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