I have read some stories of people attacking other people and eating their victim’s face. I have read in other stories that a drug called bath salt, is responsible. I heard the stories and immediately thought PCP… when I have watched COPS and I see a naked man running a rampage, i immediately think PCP is the drug responsible.
Well, most of the incidents have naked people rampaging and eating people’s faces…(eating people’s faces? when does that get fun?)
“Bath salts” is a nickname for the synthetic drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, a stimulant similar to cocaine or methamphetamine.
The effects of the drug can be unpredictable.
While illegal in the United States, the drug isn’t listed as a controlled substance in Canada and can be legally brought into the country.
There have been cases of extremely violent behaviour from people on the drug.
The drug made international headlines recently after being linked to a case in Miami, Fla., where a man attacked and ate parts of a homeless man before being shot by police. But authorities there are unsure what, if any, role the drug played.
By now, you surely know about the impending zombie apocalypse — signaled by an incident in Miami, in which a man apparently chewed off another man’s face. Police believe the man was high on “bath salts” at the time. On Monday night, CNN took a closer look at the drug.
Freddy Sharp, who described his experience with “bath salts” as “pure evil,” spoke to CNN about it — before the segment turned to medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. She taught us that “bath salts” are similar to meth and ecstacy, and have nothing to do with actual bath salts.
Cohen then went over the kinds of side effects the drug can have in addition to hallucinations, which include violent behavior and confusion. It even seems like those under the influence appears to almost have superpowers, judging by how it can take as many as five or six police officers to subdue a person. But it’s not superhuman strength, she said, it’s a combination of them feeling invincible while not feeling pain.
Cohen further emphasized that the drug has “nothing to do” with actual bath salts whatsoever. It’s just a name because the drug looks similar and “it allows them to talk about the products without having to use the word amphetamine” — a legal term for an illegal substance.