K2 and Bath Salts–TO BLAME FOR ATTACKS
Synthetic Drug Outbreak
Synthetic drugs are those substances that are produced from chemical reactions in a laboratory. The chemical structure of a synthetic drug can be identical to naturally occurring drugs, such as cocaine and opium, but they are often designed to enhance or heighten effects from naturally occurring drugs, or to prevent side effects that are unwanted.There are many unknowns surrounding synthetic drug use, but there recent use has sparked both legal and media attention. There are two popular synthetic drugs that communities across the nation have growing concerns about:
“ZOMBIE-LIKE” BATH SALT ATTACKS AS THEY OCCURRED:
NEW JERSEY (5/27/12) –-Wayne Carter Threw Intestines At Officers After Stabbing Himself, Police Say
MARYLAND (5/31/12) –-Student Ate Man’s Brain, Heart In Maryland, Cops Say
CALIFORNIA (6/1/12) –– US Cage Fighter Rips Out Man’s Heart, Tongue, Face
NEW YORK (6/1/12) –– Man Bites Off and Chews Another Man’s Ear During Argument
CONNECTICUT (6/4/12) — Man High On Bath Salts Attacks Hospital Worker
LOUISIANA (6/6/12)--Bath Salt Crazed Man Chomps Off Chunk Of Man’s Face
TEXAS (6/6/12) — 18-YO High on Bath Salts Attacked EMS Worker
FLORIDA (6/7/12)-– Newest Zombie Attack — Man High On Bath Salts
MICHIGAN (6/9/12) — Blame K2 for deadly baseball bat attack
NEW YORK (6/12/12) — Half-naked man high on bath salts stalks 3-year-old
NEW YORK (6/14/12) — Mom High On Bath Salts Beats 3-YO, Growls, Strips Naked, Tased by Police, Dies
MISSOURI (6/17/12) — Woman Bite Man In Leg, Mule-Kicked, Dug in Ground, Violent
NEW YORK (6/18/12) — Man Covered In His Own Blood, High On Bath Salts, Attacks Neighbor
CALIFORNIA (6/21/12) — Man High on Bath Salts Attacks Elderly Woman With Shovel
FLORIDA (6/21/12) — Another Bath Salt-Fueled Cannibalism Attack
FLORIDA (6/21/12) — Man Arrested After Striping, Biting Another Man’s Arm; High on Bath Salts
FLORIDA (6/23/12) — Ex-Middle School Principal High on Bath Salts Goes On Rampage, Killing Two
CALGARY, CANADA (6/25/12) — Two People Hospitalized After Using Bath Salts
NEW YORK (6/26/12) — Woman High on Bath Salts Attacks Police Officer
NEW YORK (6/27/12) — Man on Bath Salts Runs Around with Loaded Weapon
TEXAS (6/28/12) — Michael Daniel ate family dog after cops say he took synthetic drug K-2
CHINA (7/1/12) — Face Eating Attack In China: Drunken Bus Driver Attacks Woman
INDIANA (7/3/12) — Man Strips Naked, Assaults Pedestrians And Police While High On Spice
WISCONSIN (7/3/12) — Man allegedly on ‘bath salts’ becomes agitated during ambulance ride
GEORGIA (7/5/12) — Duluth man on bath salts had feces in his mouth
NEW YORK (7/5/12) — Utica Police kept busy on July 4 with numerous “bath salts” incidents
PENNSYLVANIA (7/6/12) — Woman Has Baby, Smokes Bath Salts, Punches Nurse, Tries To Bite Cop
GEORGIA (7/6/12) — Police: Bath salt drug user ingested fecal matter
NEW YORK (7/8/12) — Bath salts believed to have role in 4-hour armed standoff in Ilion
CALIFORNIA (7/9/12) — Naked Man Viciously Attacked 62-YO Woman, Murdering Her
NEW YORK (7/11/12) — Man drank blood and wanted to eat babies
NEW YORK (7/13/12) — Man took bath salts, became violent, ripped out police tasers
CALIFORNIA (7/16/12) — Naked, blood-covered man accused of murder in Sacramento suburb
ARIZONA (7/20/12) — Naked Man on Bath Salts Fought Imaginary Bugs in Coffee Shop
MICHIGAN (7/27/12) — Naked Teen Attacked Police While High On Acid
‘Bath salts’ suspected in nationwide naked crime wave
Here are just a few of the crimes in the last month involving naked people suspected of using bath salts:
June 5: Broward County, Florida woman blocks intersection, exposing her vagina, breasts and buttocks.
– June 11: Naked Miami man tells 3-year-old girl, “Hi pretty girl, I want to stick it in you.”
– June 12: Naked woman from Munnsville, New York punches kids and strangles dog.
– June 14: Half-naked Georgia man threatens to eat police at golf driving range.
– June 15: Texas woman crashes car, strips and eats ice cream in Houston.
– June 16: Naked Illinois man surfs on car hood.
– June 17: Naked woman fights with hospital staff in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
– June 20: Miami man breaks into house, strips naked, throws furniture and bites man.
– June 20: Police in Phoenix, Arizona fish a naked man out of Tempe Town Lake where he had been illegally swimming for an hour.
– June 26: Naked man in Calgary, Canada found smashing his head on a fence.
– June 29: Naked Scottsdale, Arizona carjacking suspect causes multiple accidents and then crawls on car roof and sings.
– July 1: Venice, California man dry humps the air while completely nude.
– July 4: Man wearing no pants crashes moving truck into Phoenix house.
– July 11: Half Naked Woman Goes On Bath Salt Rampage
– July 18: Police Arrest a Naked Man High On Bath Salts
– July 20: Naked Man on Bath Salts Was Making Out With a Steering Wheel and a Cop Car
FOX 10 News – Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV
UPDATE: (6/28/12)–Bath salts found *NOT* responsible for Miami ‘zombie’ attack –only marijuana found (K2?)
MIAMI — A witness says a naked man chewing on the face of another naked man on a downtown highway ramp kept eating and growled at a police officer who fatally shot him to make him stop. Larry Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway that connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach when he saw the savage attack on the bridge’s off-ramp. READ MORE HERE
Bath salts are a chemically-enhanced, synthetic drug that users can take just about any way they please – eating them, injecting them, snorting or smoking them. But this now-illegal designer drug acts like a dangerous combination of LSD, PCP and cocaine.
“Essentially, it’s a drug-induced psychosis,” said Clinical Toxicologist Dr. Alexander Garrard from SUNY Upstate Medical University. “ So they’re not who they think they are. They’re acting very different from themselves. They don’t even recollect what happened to them. They blank out or black out, if you will. And that’s maybe perhaps related to some of the cannibalistic behavior. It’s really reducing them to primal instincts.”
The cannibalistic behavior resulting from bath salts has been making startling headlines. The first came over Memorial Day weekend when a homeless Miami, Florida man had his face devoured by a man high on bath salts. Another incident in Miami happened on Monday when a half-naked man approached a three-year-old girl on a playground for sex. Police say the man was high on bath salts. Closer to home, a Munnsville woman high on bath salts brutally assaulted her child.
Bath salts also raise body temperature, which might explain why all three removed clothing during their drug-fueled rages.
The drug is also dangerous to first responders, hospital employees, and poison center workers who must treat those high on bath salts. “I think probably the scariest thing we’re seeing right now is this extreme violence and aggression and agitation in the E.R. Because they’re not only a harm to themselves, but they’re also a harm to other healthcare professionals. And when it takes like 7 or 8 security officers to hold these patients down, you know that’s a problem,” said Dr. Garrard. State Poison Control records show that bath salt use is also on the rise. So far this year, the agency has received 141 bath-salt related calls. That’s up from 118 calls in all of 2011. “It’s chemical Russian roulette,” said Dr. Garrard. “You never know when it’s going to happen to you.”
NEWS FOOTAGE RELEASED OF POLICE TRYING TO SUBDUE MAN HIGH ON BATH SALTS:
REAL FOOTAGE OF SUSPECTS HIGH ON BATH SALTS:
SEE THE EFFECTS OF BATH SALTS—Survivor Speaks
“The president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Armando Aguilar believes the entire incident is the fault of a new drug trend that has led to similar incidents. Emergency room doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital said they too have seen a major increase in cases linked to the street drug called “bath salts” or what is sometimes referred to on the street as “the new LSD”.”
“Also known as “bath salts Zombies” a name first coined by the local media in reference to drug dealers who use bath salts to “stomp on” their drugs (LSD, Meth, Coke, and Heroin) to increase the dealer’s quantity thereby sharply increasing profits. Street slang for using bath salts to cut high grade narcotics is called the… “Zombie Pathogen,” since bath salts rapidly increase the body’s temperature to the point of cooking the brain usually resulting in psychotic episodes, seizures, violence and death.”
Victim (BELOW): Todd Credeur, though in shock, managed to spray his attacker in the face with wasp spray to stop him from eating any more of his face
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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