Drug Experts Concerned About Rise Of “Flakka” Drug In Broward

CBSMiami
March 5, 2015

It’s a new designer drug that is showing up across South Florida. It’s called “flakka” and drug experts say it’s extremely dangerous. Investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said “flakka” is a synthetic drug similar to bath salts which can produce dangerous hallucinations and cause serious medical problems.

Investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said “flakka” is a synthetic drug similar to bath salts which can produce dangerous hallucinations and cause serious medical problems.

Sgt. Ted Taranu of the Broward Sheriff’s Office said deputies are seeing increasing amounts of flakka on the streets and fear it could be the hot new drug of choice. He says flakka, also known as gravel or by its’ scientific name, Alpha PVP, is especially dangerous because of what users don’t know about it.

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