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Ashlyn Holliman

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Images from Shutterstock.com History of PCP Created by a pharmaceutical company in 1926
Dr. Vincent Maddox and Dr. Graham Chen began experiment with it in 1956
Parke Davis began to develop the drug for use as an anesthetic
Because of negative side effects, began to change chemicals in PCP and developed ketamine (an anesthetic usually used on animals) Effects of Use A Schedule II drug
Can act as an opiate, stimulant, sedative and hallucinogen
Most commonly used as a hallucinogen
Physical effects include:
impaired motor skills
irregular heartbeat
blank staring
speech disturbances
Psychological effects include:
mild to intense euphoria
feeling of unreality or dissociation with the environment
distorted sense of ones body as well as a distorted sense of time and space
visual and auditory hallucinations
anxiety and agitation
bizarre or hostile behavior
Methods of administration:
powder form is snorted or sprinkled on marijuana, parsley, or mint, and smoked, the effects are felt within 2 to 5 minutes and last four to six hours
when ingested orally, effects are felt in 30 to 60 minutes and last 6 to 24 hours
injection of PCP appears to be uncommon PCP
Common The Basics Dependency Social Impact Legal Ramifications Forensic Analysis Works Cited Chemical Names: Street Names: PCP 1-phenylcyclohexyl piperdine
phencyclidine Straight PCP
Angel Dust
Animal Trank
Sherm Sticks
Embalming Fluid
Marijuana/PCP Combination
Love Boat
MDMA/PCP Combination
Elephant Flipping
Pikachu Causes psychological dependency
Can be very addictive
Causes cravings and compulsive PCP seeking behavior
For a "bad trip" the user is usually placed in a quiet area or room
Sometimes given benzodiazepines to control seizures or extremely agitated behavior
No known treatment for PCP addiction itself aside from residential treatment and/or behavioral therapy memory loss, depression, and problems with speech and thinking can persist up to a year after use has stopped
many stories of users:
pulling teeth with pliers
gouging out eyes
scalding or maiming infants
jumping off of buildings
become very dependent on PCP, have compulsive tendencies
typically associated with lower socioeconomic groups punishment based on schedule of drug
severity of punishment depends on amount found in possession
considered a felony offense if charged with possession or possession with intent to distribute
could possibly face:
prison time
community service
suspension of driving privileges
Can be on criminal record, which affects employment opportunities, education, and housing Name: National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012, December). Nida. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/pcpphencyclidine
The partnership at drugfree.org. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/pcp
national institute of drug abuse. (2010, October 1). about.com. Retrieved from http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/lsd/f/lsd_faq05.htm
Effects of pcp: Myth vs. reality. (1991, June 17). Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-17/news/mn-625_1_drug-abuse
Andrus, R. (2011, February 02). Crime scene investigator network. Retrieved from http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/collect.html
http://www.cardinal.com/us/en/distributedproducts/ASP/B1215-4.asp?cat=med_surg-orig Needs to be packaged in heat-sealed KAPAK bags
KAPAK bags are polyester bags that keep the evidence safe from the outside environment
The drug must then be appropriately labeled for later identification it gives you wings....
or so you think.
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