A designer drug called 25i has apparently been distributed in Juneau, and the Juneau Police Department is warning residents to be aware about its potentially dangerous effects.
According to a JPD release issued Wednesday afternoon, the drug has been linked to several medical emergencies in Juneau over the past month. The drug’s delivery mechanism looks similar to LSD, produces symptoms similar to Ecstasy, and it can cause violent behavior, disorientation, seizures, and death.
Parents should be aware of the drug which is usually soaked into blotter paper and possibly perforated in squares or small dosages.
One sample of the suspected 25i has been sent to the Alaska State Crime Lab in Anchorage.
JPD recommends caution when handling the drug since it can be dangerous at very small doses. They recommend handing it over to them for proper disposal instead of putting it into the landfill or adding it to the water system.
(KTOO is already developing an in-depth story on this drug. Tune in or check back later for more on this issue.)
- According to a U.S. Commerce Department report, Canadian exports of softwood lumber to the United States in 2016 were valued at $5.6 billion.
- Prior to the discovery of the spear-tip, it was thought that human habitation on the islands dated back only 2,500 years.
- The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.
- The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.