According to a report from The New York Post, the “zombie drug” tranq —a drug which actually rots the flesh of those who use it —is becoming a serious health concern in the city of Los Angeles.
From The New York Post:
Local street drug “tranq” — also known as the animal tranquilizer xylazine — can lead to horrifying results when mixed with other illegal drugs like heroin and fentanyl.
LA authorities are in a race to track it as its use rapidly rises. It can lead to skin and muscle rotting away, according to reports.
“It’s really gruesomely disfiguring people,” Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Bill Bodner told KTLA.
“It’s much more likely to stop someone from breathing and the things that come along with xylazine, it’s a vasoconstrictor. So when you’re injecting it, it’s actually reducing the blood circulation.”
The LA County Sheriff’s Office started a program that would track how common the dangerous substance — which is not meant for humans — is.
It only became a priority for authorities recently because it isn’t an illegal drug, the local outlet reported.
The repercussions of the drug have made the rounds on social media [WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT]
For context for people, the drug is known as Xylazine, a professionally used tranquilizer and when the drug is used in tandem or with concentrations of either heroine or fentanyl in the body, it causes the blood vessels to constrict via vasoconstriction due to agonistic action to… https://t.co/8YdicuL85b
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