London : A new high has hit the UK streets in the form of blue pills that can ‘turn users into cannibals.’
The drug, called Blue Star, made headlines after Florida user Rudy Eugene chewed off a homeless man’s upon consuming it in 2012, the Daily Star reported.
Experts fear the drug, which is a combination of banned mephedrone and unidentified substances, can lead to addicts having violent spells.
One poster on drugs forum bluelight.org said the new high was taking off due to shortages of regular mephedrone in London.
He said that he just wanted to warn people against the Blue as a person he knew had a bad reaction: tremors, swelling, veins in hand went bigger and red for a good hour or so, slight hallucinations.
Pharmacologist and legal highs expert 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.
Skett added, “We already know mephedrone itself can make people anxious or upset, so taking it alongside something else could potentially magnify its effects.” (ANI)