Authorities Warn of New Street Drugs

Three new street drugs are appearing in communities across the U.S. and authorities are alerting the public.

Crack Cocaine & Meth

In Rio Grande, the Police Department is warning about a street drug cocktail, which is a mix of crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Dealers are selling it as regular crack cocaine, which carries a low street price. The mix officials say, is deadly to anyone that consumes it since there is no indication of how it is mixed.

“Gray Death”

In Raleigh, NC, a 27-year old man faces an array of felony drug charges after being caught with a new street drug called “Gray Death.” Gray Death is a combination of heroin, fentanyl, the synthetic opioid U-47700 and carfentanil (used as an elephant tranquilizer in many large veterinarian practices). Gray Death can appear like a concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. It can be absorbed through the skin, but also swallowed, injected, smoked or snorted.


Widely used in Russia, and especially among young adults, Krokodil is a cheaper alternative to heroin and classified as an opioid. It is man-made and about 10 times stronger than morphine. The combination of several harmful chemicals make it extremely dangerous.

Codeine, iodine, gasoline, paint thinner and lighter fluid combine to create krokodil. Users inject it into the bloodstream, and it has a rapid brain effect.

Other Common Street Drugs

  • Cocaine : Blow, Charlie, Coke, Dust, Bump
  • Crack: 24-7, Candy, Crumbs, Rocks, Snow Coke
  • Benzos: Roach, Mind Eraser, Benzie,
  • Ketamine: K, Special K, Super C, Super Acid
  • Ecstasy/MDMA: Beans, Essence, Eve, Love Drug
  • Marijuana: Blaze, Grass, Ganja, Mary Jane, Reefer
  • Rx Drugs/Opioids: Cody, Purple Drank, China White, Vike, Smack, Oxy Cat, Percs


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