Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beware, Thee, of toxic chemical cocktails

“Mountain View police warn of new psychedelic drug after teen overdoses"
2014-03-12 by Mark Gomez []:
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Police are warning students and their parents about a new psychedelic street drug after a high school student overdosed and was found unresponsive Tuesday on the Stevens Creek Trail.
The student -- whose age, gender and school were not released -- was rushed to a hospital. Police did not provide any immediate update on the student's medical condition.
The suspected drug used by the student is "DOC," a fairly new psychedelic street drug similar to LSD, according to police. The drug, a combination of hallucinogenic and amphetamine chemicals, has very long-lasting effects and is extremely dangerous, according to police.
Police were originally concerned a bad batch had hit the street but have since determined the overdose was an isolated incident, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger.
"All the medical information we're getting about this particular drug, there are different reactions for different people," Jaeger said.
Mountain View police are working with Santa Clara County Public Health, the Mountain View Los Altos High School District and local hospitals to identify similar incidents and trends.
On Tuesday a letter signed by Mountain View Los Altos School District Superintendent Barry Groves and Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer was sent to parents and students within the school district telling them of the incident and providing information about the drug.
"Really what it comes down to is communication with your kid," Jaeger said. "You want to talk with them about this type of thing."

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