The links below and those to the right provide very useful information on types of drugs, drug
characteristics and effects, how to talk to your children about drugs,
information for parents and teachers, information for kids & teens,
clandestine labs, stash houses and what to do if you suspect drugs in your
neighborhood. By clicking any of the links below, you will be leaving the
Mesa Police Department web site.
Bath Salts (not the kind
you use in the tub)
Krokodil is a new drug
that has been popular in Russia and other parts of Europe for
many years. Ingredients to make it are readily available and
cheap and the high is equivalent to heroin. However, once
injected, the skin near the injection site turns green and
scaly. Soon it begins to rot, exposing bone and muscle. The
choice at that point is amputation or death. Users of this drug
are given a life expectancy of around 3 years. Graphic photos
can be found online of users of this drug.
Two cases of this were reported by Banner Poison Control Center
in September 2013.
Over the Counter Drugs
Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)
General Drug Info
Local and U.S. Government Agencies