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"I think the public's reaction is driving discourse more than these drugs themselves." The bizarre media stories feed into the narrative that new synthetic drugs are all dangerous.
But drug policy experts caution that many of these drugs are harmless, and the most harmful substances are naturally flushed out of circulation as word of mouth and press push down demand.
It later turned out the attacker wasn't on any synthetic drugs — but that correction came only after various headlines characterized bath salts as to blame for a "face-eating cannibal." Similarly, there have been multiple news stories about people on flakka running nude and engaging in other bizarre behavior.
One person ran from a pack of imaginary German shepherds. Two reportedly tried to break into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, apparently fleeing from people they believed were chasing them — and one of them wound up impaled on a fence, according to the AP.
In Florida, law enforcement officials said the drug led a man to run naked through a neighborhood, try to have sex with a tree, and claim to be the mythical god Thor. They can't control their actions," Don Maines, a drug treatment counselor with the Broward Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale, told the Associated Press.