Officials in Central Ohio have identified a new designer drug that resembles
and is sometimes sold as LSD. The drug is known as 25I, 25B or 25C.
Police in Central Ohio are reporting a new designer drug they have identified
as 25I – also known as 25B or 25C. The drug initiates hallucinations
that are similar to an LSD trip. In some cases, the designer drug is even
being branded and sold as LSD.
As with most designer drugs, it is often difficult to determine the substance’s
chemical makeup, which can even differ from batch to batch. A large part
of the danger is the uncertainty of the drug’s origins. Users can’t
really know what they’re putting into their bodies, who made it, and where.
Designer drugs like 25I are highly addictive and incredibly dangerous.
One police report recounts a 14-year-old girl who had taken 25I and had
to be restrained from jumping out of the second story window of her parents’ home.
Officials from the DEA say these types of designer drugs are tantamount
to poison. Chemicals like these were never meant to safely enter the human
body. Common side effects include –
- Cardiac Arrest
- Sudden Death
Regulators have a difficult time classifying and outlawing synthetic drugs.
By the time officials identify and outlaw a synthetic drug, other, newer
synthetic drugs have already entered the market. House Bill 64 outlawed
a number of synthetic drugs, but manufacturers began modifying the chemical
makeup of those substances to skirt around the law, sometimes making the
drugs even more dangerous than they were previously.
Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is intimately aware of how serious this problem is
in Ohio. We believe that our job is about more than just being defense
attorneys, but advocates of second chances, of treatment, and of recovery.
We’re here to help –
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