A synthetic cathinone is the newest narcotic hitting the streets in Northeast Florida
The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning about the drug, which users are buying in chunks and then cutting into powders to snort, inject or smoke.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing a warning about the latest drug that has made its way to Northeast Florida streets.
The drug, N, N-Dimethylpentylone Hydrochloride,is categorized as a cathinone. Cathinone is a natural stimulant that comes from a plant, but this cathinone is synthetic, meaning it’s a concoction of dangerous chemicals.
It’s a narcotic that people are buying in chunks and then cutting into powders to snort, inject or smoke.
A shipment of the drug recently arrived in the United States from China and was listed as "beauty products," according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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