A relatively new hallucinogenic drug, 25I-NBOMe, was thrown into the spotlight again this week after a CBS News story out of Boston highlighted the case of two young people who were arrested “for displaying strange, self-destructive behavior” while under its influence.
A similar case occurred just before New Year’s in the quiet bedroom community of Stouffville, Ont. just north of Toronto.
Police say the drug is being marketed as a cheap version of LSD, but is less predictable and potentially more dangerous.
“25I-NBOMe is much more potent than LSD, and if taken accidentally or in excess, can lead to erratic behavior, seizures, cardiac arrest and possibly death,” says Constable Andy Pattenden of the York Region Police, which investigated the Stouffville case.
“It comes in a variety of forms, including cubes, liquid, powder and blotted onto paper. Its common street names are 2-5-I, N-Bomb, Wizard, Future and Smiles.”
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