CBS: Flakka hits the Treasure Coast; beware of naked users

Flakka is a synthetic drug- known as the 5 dollar high that lasts and lasts. It’s made from chemicals in China. (Source: CBS)

It’s a drug that is spreading like wildfire. Flakka, or Alpha PVP, is the drug that has people running naked in the streets—literally.

Flakka was once just found in metropolitan areas to the south, but now the street drug and its users bizarre behavior is being reported all the way north in Stuart.

The sheriff says he knew it was coming to Martin County because inside the jail it was taking intoxicated people up to 3 days to come down.

“We have been watching this Flakka phenomenon. It starts in Dade, moves up to Broward, Palm Beach County. We knew it was only a matter of time,” said Martin County Sheriff’s Office’s William Snyder

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