South Australian police have seized a brand new hallucinogenic drug known as “liquid acid” on Friday morning. A 27-year-old man and a 19-year-old-woman from Waikerie, were arrested and charged with trafficking controlled drugs in a commercial quantity, after a 395 millilitre bottle of clear liquid was found in their car earlier in October.
The substance inside was discovered to be 25i-NBOME, which Superintendent James Blandford says can cause users to experience hallucinations, psychosis, extreme aggression, elevated heart rate, seizures, organ damage, neurological damage and death. The drug is usually found in tablet form or impregnated into blotters. Bad reactions are much more likely when the drug is taken in this liquid form.
"This is the first time we have seen this drug sold in liquid form in Australia," Superintendent James Blandford said. Police are particularly concerned due to the fact that in liquid form, the dilution of the drug is uncontrolled, and could potentially be dished out in fatal dosages. The arrested man and woman will be appearing in Berri Magistrates Court on Friday.