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Drug 'that can turn users into cannibals' available on UK streets

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 21, 2016, 10:41 am IST
Updated Feb 21, 2016, 7:30 pm IST
‘Blue Star’ came into the limelight after a user carried out a horrifying attack on a homeless man after consuming the drug.
Experts fear the drug can lead to addicts having violent spells - and now it is hitting London. (Representational Photo: AFP)
 Experts fear the drug can lead to addicts having violent spells - and now it is hitting London. (Representational Photo: AFP)

London: A drug which that can 'turn users into cannibals' has hit the streets in the UK, according to reports in the Mirror.

The drug called ‘Blue Star’ came into the limelight after a user from Florida, Rudy Eugene, carried out a horrifying attack on a homeless man after consuming the drug in 2012. Eugene reportedly chewed off the man’s face.

 

A user warned that the drug was becoming popular in London and wrote online: "I would advise against Blue. Bad reaction for someone I know: tremors, swelling, veins in hand went bigger and red for a good hour or so, slight hallucinations. Just wanted to warn people."

Experts fear the drug can lead to addicts having violent spells - and now it is hitting London.

Scientists have also warned against the impact the drug can have on users.

According to reports, Pharmacologist Dr Paul Skett from Glasgow University said: “We know about what’s in mephedrone but bath salts is a very broad term and could refer to a number of things. This substance could mimic the effects of mephedrone or MDMA or amphetamines. We already know mephedrone itself can make people anxious or upset, so taking it alongside something else could potentially magnify its effects.”

 

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