What Is Flakka?
flakka drug,Flakka is a drug similar to cocaine in its effects, but it can be more dangerous. A May 2015 CNNreport explains that flakka is a synthetic drug, and its risks can be similar to those associated with bath salts.
more than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China
The stimulant mephedrone, sometimes sold as “bath salts,” is banned in China but readily for sale at the Nanjing Takanobu Chemical Company for about $1,400 a pound.
“I can handle this for you legally or illegally,” a company salesman said by phone when asked about shipping the product overseas from the company’s headquarters in coastal Jiangsu Province. “How much do you want?”
Flakka, known in the streets as gravel or zombie drug, looks similar to raw sugar or salt crystals. People inject, snort, or smoke it. Like cocaine, it can make users feel extremely alert.
How is it used?
- The drug may be eaten, snorted, injected, or vaporized in e-cigarettes.
How does it affect the body?
- Paranoia and hallucinations that may lead to violent aggression and self-injury.
- Overdose and death have been linked to the use of this drug.