Flakka Candy Hits the Streets of Miami

Police have confiscated flakka candy in Miami, where the drug is overtaking cocaine.

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A short introduction to the synthetic drug known as "flakka," via The Associated Press

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

That's what that stuff does. And it is cheap and rampant in Florida (and spreading to other parts of the South and Midwest). In Miami, some authorities have even said it's overtaking cocaine in popularity. One drug treatment counselor called it "$5 insanity."

And now it's showing up in a scary new form. Police in Miami said they've confiscated a number of individually wrapped flakka gummy bears. Police said the bears are stickier than good old regular gummy bears and appear to be coated with sugar-sized crystals, according to Business Insider

Flakka is similar in chemical composition and appearance to bath salts, which make people do equally fucked up things


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