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LA Officials Sounding the Alarm Over Spread of Flesh-Rotting ‘Zombie Drug’

Los Angeles officials are sounding the alarm over the “concerning” spread of a “zombie drug” that can have gruesome effects on addicts including eating away at their flesh.

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 program began in mid-April with crime lab analysts marking when preliminary signs of xylazine were detected in seized drugs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It’s expected to run for a month before next steps are mulled.

“In the greater Los Angeles area, we are seeing xylazine as an additive within fake fentanyl pills,” DEA LA Field Division spokesperson Nicole Nishida told the newspaper. “While the numbers are relatively low in our community compared to elsewhere in the United States, the presence of xylazine is now becoming more frequent and the trend is concerning.”

Addiction expert Cary Quashen said he’s “never seen anything like what we’re dealing with right now.”

“We had a woman come in and her sister had passed away from a fentanyl overdose,” Quashen told KTLA. “But not only was it a fentanyl overdose (but) her skin was starting to rot, the muscles on her leg and her arm. So that’s a sure sign of xylazine.”

Los Angeles isn’t the only place dealing with the horrifying substance.

The DEA issued an urgent public safety warning in March that xylazine is being used as a cheap cutting agent for fentanyl and has reached 48 states.

In New York, the deadly “zombie drug” has been tied to dozens of deaths, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at the end of March.

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  • Rich...... says:

    Well, the democrats and the current reign of terror we are experiencing under Shitshow Joe and the Ho are all for relaxing the drug laws, opening the border so more can flow through and making drugs and paraphernalia more accessible to the “helpless”.

    Anyone who has no more brains or maturity than to shoot up with fentanyl and xylazine probably deserves whatever comes down the pike next…..death or being eaten alive by the effects of a veterinary tranquilizer. These people don’t want help…which is great because the democrats could care less about them. As a firefighter and paramedic on the urban streets for 30+ years, I know of what I speak. I have see it and dealt with it for many years and this is the reality of the problem.

    We have to start thinking about this as Mother Nature’s way of culling the herd of the weak, useless and those who will drag down the gene pool. She does it with every species on the planet….so why should humans be exempt?

    For decades we have had a war on drugs….thrown trillions of dollars and untold number of man hours at the problem….and today….it is worse than ever. I think, hate to tell you, we have lost the war.

    Bur please….don’t wail, piss and moan over the overdoses, deaths and disfigurements of the “victims” when your president has an open border that is like a super highway for drugs wide open and is inviting more in every day. He is certainly the least worried of anyone in the US over the drug problem. He and his administration simply don’t care…..understand that clearly. it is matter of complete indifference to him and his administration.

    Hell, they were killing people left and right a few months ago by knowingly mistreating them for COVID, keeping beneficial treatment drugs out of the hands of physicians and the public and murdering people left and right with the “killer vaccine” that really wasn’t ever a vaccine at all. An administration that will willfully kill that many hundreds of thousands of its own citizens while making billions and legally protecting the drug companies and megalomaniacs like Fauci surely doesn’t give a Tinker’s Damn about a few measily drug overdoses and deaths. Hell, the vaccines are still killing people and will be into the next generation of sheep that lined up to take them.

    If you want change….you know how to get it. Change your vote and get rid of the democrats, the radical liberals and the progressive idiots who want our nation to fail…and who are working full time to make it happen. I’m not saying by any means that republicans are the answer….career politicians and career bureaucrats of both parties are totally screwed up and selfish. But, we stand a better chance of making progress with them than with this murderous horde running the shit show right now.

  • Hrb says:

    Do.stupid things you get stupid prizes

  • Nunya says:

    Cool, all democrats should start doing this heavily LOL

  • vickie says:

    i dont understand why people want to be into drugs….there are people living out there day to day having to take medicine ie drugs…to live and these people addicts want to do them…i never took any drugs until i had to as i have seizures….why start when you know people have trouble stopping….the pain is real and as we can see by this report really bad…

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