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New Strain of Terrifying Street Drug ‘Spice’ Creating Entire Subculture of Human Zombies Across the Globe

Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:45
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Dead men and women were walking the streets of central Manchester this week.  Some of them, their faces wan and eyes open, but filled with a terrible vacancy, stumble forward with arms out-stretched.

“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 (KJV)

Imagine people standing stock-still like shop mannequins, seemingly unconscious but upright, or slumped forward, as commuters scurry past with their heads down. There were still more I spotted comatose on pavements or slumped in doorways. One young man in a grey tracksuit lolled on the steps outside McDonald’s, twitching and gibbering to himself.

Outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, I saw another youth passed out on his back, his arms and legs extended into the air as if rigor mortis had set in. These are the victims of Spice, a generic term for various mixtures of herbs and potent chemicals which, until last May, was openly on sale in Britain as a so-called ‘legal high’.

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Now, a new powerful strain has emerged that produces a terrifying zombie-like effect in those who smoke it. It is estimated that up to 95 per cent of the young homeless in Manchester are using it, many of them hopelessly addicted.

Drug experts are warning of a Spice epidemic that is spreading from the North-West, driving a wave of crime and casualties that the police and emergency services are struggling to cope with.

‘Spice has the physically addictive qualities of heroin and the psychologically addictive qualities of crack,’ says Robert Ralphs, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Manchester and an expert on the drug.

The crisis came to national attention this week following the publication of video footage, shot by an office worker in Manchester, showing people under its influence.

Photographs published in the Mail, taken by a bus driver who was alarmed by what he was seeing along his route each day in Wrexham in North Wales, further underlined this developing threat.

It has led to calls for Spice to be made a Class A drug.

I was, I admit, highly sceptical of the claims being made for Spice. I’m from Edinburgh, the heroin capital of Europe in the Eighties and setting for the film Trainspotting. I haven’t led a sheltered life and I believed I knew the worst that drugs could do.

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It seemed highly unlikely a drug first produced as a supposedly ‘safe’ synthetic cannabis alternative — something available as a legal high for years to British teenagers — could have morphed into a substance wreaking more destruction than heroin or crack cocaine, as some of the reports suggested.

But what I have discovered is that there is nothing exaggerated about the effects of this highly addictive drug, as was evident within minutes of my arrival at Manchester Piccadilly Station this week. Around the city square and shopping area in Piccadilly Gardens, the ‘zombies’ with their sunken cheeks and ghostly white skin covered in sores are highly visible. I watched users on a bench packing their pipes with Spice. Within seconds of smoking the drug, they were catatonic.

Carl, 50, was mixing his fix — an odourless, crumbly, green mix — with tobacco to roll in a joint when I approached him, just 20 yards from a mobile police office. He became addicted some years ago after buying the drug at a shop selling legal highs.

‘It’s awful to come off it — you rattle,’ he told me. ‘I’ve tried to get off it, but it’s harder than gear [heroin].’ He inhaled on the joint. It looked like a cigarette and was odourless — one reason users feel no need to hide their habit.

‘I smoke this because it’s better for me than injecting with needles — better for my health. I’m starting to feel woozy. I can feel all my problems going away.’ The conversation was swiftly terminated: Carl decided he wanted to be alone. He stood up and moved down the street. I watched him go. Five minutes later, he had managed barely 100 yards.

Carl is a typical victim in that the roots of this problem go back to the manufacture of legal highs in the late Nineties. These were chemical compounds sold in attractive packaging and made in industrial quantities in China and India to beat UK drugs laws.

They were not covered by legislation because the key chemicals they contained were unknown. Under names such as Black Mamba, K2 and Spice, they were sold as ‘harmless’ synthetic cannabis substitutes in legal high shops across Britain.

After a series of deaths were linked to them, the government acted — belatedly in the view of many who had been warning of the dangers — to shut down these shops last May, when a new law was introduced banning all psychoactive substances said to impact mental health.

However, it was too late for those already addicted and so the demand for Spice remained. Dealers of traditional hard drugs such as ‘white’ and ‘brown’ (slang for cocaine and heroin) started selling Spice, which is far cheaper and less risky to make locally than to import hard drugs.

The so-called Spice barons buy plant materials in bulk on the internet and spray them with synthetic chemicals which have potent psychoactive properties. Some dealers mix whole batches in their baths.

Tests on a Spice sample obtained in Manchester this week indicated the leaves had been sprayed with 5F-ADB, a synthetic chemical originally developed to mimic cannabis, but which is far more ‘efficient’.

It has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and abroad. According to some experts, one Spice joint is akin to smoking up to 100 cannabis joints.

No one can explain why the drug has taken hold so quickly or why in Manchester particularly. But price is a factor.

So much is being produced that it’s half the price it was when sold as a ‘legal high’. At £5 a fix — a small plastic bag of Spice bearing an image of Bob Marley — will produce three joints and leave the user comatose for ten hours. source

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  • Boo

    Truly, these people need to be in a program, with health, sports, art and academics working very hard together with the teens to retrain their brain addiction off the drug and reroute to the aforementioned activities that insure a healthy life.

  • I don’t know if you need drugs but that is how I felt when I heard they elected the negro sodomite to be your leader. :lol:

    • Youre a dick….

      • I felt like that. Like a zombie. I said how could you elect a stupid sodomite negro who wants see all DEAD and not a dick? :lol:

        • At least that negro was liked by the Chinese enough not to start a shooting war. Bush started, Ohomo continued and White nigga Chump will probably finish it. Whether you like it or not someone much higher than your pay grade is shaping your country for armageddon. No body wins in a radioactive dildo flying competition. The longer you postpone that shit the more donuts you get to eat.

          By the way, I like Krispy Creme more than Dunkin.

  • I live in Manchester where this article is from. It is quite bad when you go out day or night and see alot of this all over the City.

  • So, what?

    A nigga cain’t fall asleep mid-stride on the sidewalk or leaning up against a building without being judged a spice-fiend these days?

    What the hell is the world comin’ to…

    :?: :?: :?:

  • raburgeson

    Well get tight with the NWO. That’s the way they want to see our children. The CIA is hauling shit like that into the country to be sold every day. Then they are cracking down on poor little pot smokers. I’ve been a life long democrat up until this election. I quit. I want to bring you up to speed, pot was something you smoke while doing the gardening before 1920s. This stuff you are viewing here is what is really going to bring this country down. I guess fluoride NAZI crap they were pulling just wasn’t getting them where they wanted to be in their agenda.

  • Cool! This is the best news every i have been waiting for the zombie apocalypse and now its here finally i get ti try out my electric machete!

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