Street terms for phencyclidine:
PCP, Angel Dust, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, Rocket Fuel, wack, ozone.
What does phencyclidine look like?
|In its pure form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water; however, most PCP on the street contains a number of contaminates causing the color to range from tan to brown, with a consistency ranging from powder to a gummy mass.|
|PCP is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid.|
|PCP may also come in tablet or capsule form.|
How is phencyclidine used?
|PCP may be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed.|
|PCP is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid, and applied to a leafy material such as oregano, parsley, mint, or marijuana and then smoked.|
What are some consequences of phencyclidine use?
|Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination, rapid and involuntary eye movements|
|Auditory hallucinations, image distortion, severe mood disorders, amnesia,|
|In some users PCP use may result in acute anxiety, a feeling of impending doom, paranoia, violent hostility, and in some it may produce a psychoses indistinguishable from schizophrenia.|
|PCP use is associated with a number of risks and many believe it to be one of the most dangerous drugs of abuse.|
How does phencyclidine get to the United States?
|Originally designed as a human anesthetic and later produced only as a veterinary anesthetic, PCP is no longer produced or used for legitimate purposes.|
|Today, virtually all PCP encountered in the U.S. is produced in clandestine laboratories.|
|PCP production is centered in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area|