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'Monkey Dust' Is The Terrifying New Drug In UK That 'Turns Users Into The Incredible Hulk'

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'Monkey Dust' Is The Terrifying New Drug In UK That 'Turns Users Into The Incredible Hulk'

A worrying new drug that 'turns users into the Incredible Hulk' has sparked a crisis in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where it can be bought for as little as £2 ($2.55) a hit.

The drug, dubbed 'monkey dust' is sending people into violent and psychotic episodes, according to the Mirror.

And the weirdest thing of all - it's thought people taking monkey dust have prawn-smelling sweat. Yep, there you have it. If anything is going to steer you away from splashing out your hard-earned £2, it's that.

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The synthetic which is also known as 'zombie dust' or 'cannibal dust' stops users from feeling pain and causes hallucinations, agitation and severe paranoia.

Now police have highlighted monkey dust after it was blamed for a series of gruesome 'face-eating attacks' in the US.

One officer described how users of the drug appear to have superhero-like strength.

PC Rich Frost told Sky News : "When you are trying to restrain them it's like you are dealing with someone who thinks they are the Incredible Hulk. The strength is unbelievable."

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Meanwhile, a West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic reportedly described how driving through Stoke was 'something like a scene from the Living Dead'.

It's believed that the emergency services are having to deal with violent and psychotic users nearly every day that are hooked on the substance.

Although 'monkey dust' has emerged over the last two years, local police, paramedics and hospital workers have reportedly seen a surge in cases this summer.

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Footage, which has been obtained by Sky News, shows one alleged user fighting paramedics with a bone protruding from his arm, and another leaping from the rooftop of a building..

Earlier this year, the substance was said to be prevalent in Worcestershire - prompting West Mercia Police to issue a warning about the effects of it.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Moore said at the time: "It is our duty to alert people to the fact that there appears to be a particular drug called Monkey Dust in circulation within Worcestershire.

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"It completely distorts reality for the user and they often have no recollection of their actions while under the influence.

"Heavy use can cause lesions to appear on the skin and they have a pronounced after-smell of vinegar or prawns emanating from their sweat.

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"The health risk associated with taking this drug could be even higher. It is not only illegal to buy and sell drugs but can also be very dangerous and potentially fatal.

"We are urging the public not to be tempted to take any illegal drugs - you don't know what they are made of, where they have come from or what effects they may have on you."

Safe to say, don't do drugs, kids.

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Topics: News, Drugs, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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