Monkey Dust: New street drug turns users into Incredible Hulk and causes violent, psychotic outbursts
The synthetic drug costs as little as £2 and has been dubbed 'zombie dust' and 'cannibal dust' for it's dark and negative effects
A new street drug which is leading to violent outbursts in users has many worried. The drug is known as 'monkey dust' and is believed to cause violent and psychotic outbursts in users turning them into something like the Incredible Hulk. It has been reported that the drug can also lead to hypothermia as it induces very high body temperatures.
The synthetic drug costs as little as £2 and is extremely dangerous. It has been blamed for multiple 'face-eating attacks' in America. It has also been dubbed 'zombie dust' and 'cannibal dust' for it's dark and negative effects.
The police are now taking steps to warn the public to stay away from the horrific new drug. The drug also stops users from feeling any pain and tends to cause agitation, hallucinations, and severe paranoia.
According to Sky News, a police response officer PC Rich Frost in Stoke-on-Trent added that it also gives the user super strength. "When you are trying to restrain them, it's like you are dealing with someone who thinks they are the Incredible Hulk. The strength is unbelievable," he shared.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic has described the event in Stoke as "something like a scene from the Living Dead" while emergency services are believed to be dealing with an 'epidemic' in the city.
The potentially fatal drug was first seen on Britain's streets around two years ago but has grown in popularity by the leaps and bounds. The drug results in the users starting to sweat and smell like prawns and vinegar and also causes lesions on the skin.
Since April, West Midlands Ambulance service has recorded over 170 incidents out of which 131 have come from North Staffordshire. Detective Chief Inspector Carl Moore shared, "It completely distorts reality for the user and they often have no recollection of their actions while under the influence. We are urging the public not to be tempted to take any illegal drugs — you don't know what they are made of, where they have come from or what effects they may have on you".