(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) -The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to warn the public about a new synthetic street drug called "Flakka" suspected to be circulating in Northumberland County.
This drug is being sold on the streets as Xanax. "Flakka" is a designer drug that can be snorted, smoked, injected or swallowed. The drug has been found in both powder and rock forms and can vary in color. It may also be combined with other, softer drugs such as marijuana.
Symptoms of ingestion of "Flakka" are often delayed, occurring up to 18-24 hours after ingestion and include; extreme agitation, hallucinations, dystonia (muscles contract uncontrollably), psychosis, hyperactivity, delirium, bizarre behaviour, and extreme strength. The side effects of this drug include but are not limited to acute kidney injury, heart failure and even death.
Anyone who encounters a person who appears to be in a state of overdose should exercise extreme caution and immediately call 9-1-1.