Top 10 Deadliest Street Drugs
10. Scopolamine AKA Devil’s Breath, Burundanga The streets of Columbia are rife with a zombifying drug called scopolamine. Scopolamine is a tasteless, odorless powder, which is blown into the victim’s face, immediately suppressing their free will, and blocking memories from forming. The Nazis and CIA used scopolamine during World War 2 and the Cold War, in the hope that it would act as a truth serum during interrogations. But the drug is so powerful that it can also cause hallucinations and respiratory failure.
Within minutes, victims are under complete control of their assailant. People have robbed their own houses, been sexually assaulted, emptied their entire bank accounts, and been abducted on scopolamine. There are 50,000 such incidents each year. In 2015 one victim handed over $112,000 in cash to his attackers after inhaling the drug. 9. Purple Drank AKA Sizzurp, Lean This lethal cough syrup cocktail was popularized in southern hiphop communities, and gives the user a euphoric, woozy feeling.
Purple drank is a mixture of soda, candy, and cold medicine, which contains the morphine derivative, codeine. These high levels of codeine suppress the central nervous system, causing respiratory arrest, heart failure, and seizures. The drink is infamously known for killing members of the hip hop community, including producers Big Hawk and DJ Screw, and rapper Pimp C in 2007. 8. Crystal Meth AKA Ice, glass, crystal.
Methamphetamine was first widely used in World War 2, when it was distributed to soldiers to help keep them awake on duty. But today America is facing a meth epidemic. Mexican Drug cartels run a $20 billion industry on the habits of the 1.6 million Americans addicted to this drug. When meth is smoked or snorted it gives the user a euphoric high. But over time, it causes psychosis, brain damage, and rapid aging. Meth is so corrosive that is destroys body tissue, killing 25,000 Americans every year. 7. AH7921.
Until recently AH7921 was legally available in Britain despite mimicking the effects of heroin and having 80% the potency of morphine. Made in laboratories in China and India, the synthetic drug could be bought online for as little as $22. The drug is also used as an active ingredient in synthetic cannabis. British toxicologist John Ramsey argues that the lack of human testing into the drug makes it particularly dangerous, as its toxicity on humans is unknown. It is known that users injecting AH7921 into their veins risk gangrene, blood clots, and infections. It is also easy to overdose when taking the drug orally, as mixing it with.
Alcohol can lead to a coma or respiratory failure. In 2013, AH7921 killed 68 people, including Jason Nock, who accidentally overdosed on the drug after taking almost 5 times the fatal dose in an attempt to selfcure his insomnia. 6. Flakka AKA $5 Insanity For as little as $5 users can snort this synthetic stimulant and experience an aggressive high. Flakka raises the body’s core temperature to 41Â°C. In this hyperthermic state, users experience extreme delirium and paranoia, plunging them into a murderous rage for days.
At a time. Fueled on adrenaline, it can take up to 5 police officers to restrain someone on flakka. Individuals often believe that they are being chased, on fire, or are superhuman. Abusers have made headlines by running through traffic naked, having sex with trees, impaling themselves on fences, and believing that they are satan. In 2015 alone flakka has killed at least 50 people, from hyperthermia and organ failure. 5. Heroin AKA Smack, brown.