In Wake of Camden Killings, Investigators Test Strains of PCP
Sep 05, 2012
After a number of recent murders in New Jersey, local police are testing whether the violent behavior can be linked to “wet,” a combination of marijuana and PCP. Wet, which can lead to violent outbursts, produces a high can thatlast from six hours to two days. The drug gives users an intense marijuana high paired with the hallucinogenic effects of PCP.
In the last year, three murders have been linked to wet in Essex County, N.J. causing officials to question the chemical make-up of the drug on the streets. DEA will help the police department test batches of wet to determine whether the chemicals have changed and are triggering these violent acts. Users often experience a burst of adrenaline or extra strength making them dangerous to those who encounter them. Typically, PCP users do not engage in violent behavior.While wet users do exhibit some dangerous behaviors, police believe that wet will not see the same surge of use as heroin or painkillers due to its highcost of $20 per cigarette.
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