For the past few years, a steady stream of “designer drugs” has been making its way through the United States — “molly” and “bath salts” are two good examples. In addition to all the other deadly illegal drugs on the streets, now residents have to watch out for this next wave of danger.
“Flakka” is being blamed for deaths and hospitalizations throughout the country. This drug has proven to be devastating to users’ psychological health, inducing paranoid delusional psychosis in more than a few situations. In addition to the obvious dangers of using any street drugs, people taking substances like flakka tend to take chances with the law. Irrational behavior often leads to criminal behavior – causing users to destroy property, commit assaults, thefts and other crimes.
Police say it’s not uncommon for users to have no recollection of where they were or what they did while under the influence of these drugs.
Perhaps one of the most frightening – and deadly – aspects of buying and using designer drugs is that users have absolutely no idea what’s in the substance they are ingesting. In fact, in many cases, the dealer may not have a clue when they are even selling. This puts doctors at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to treating a user during a medical emergency.
If you took designer drugs and have no recollection of what occurred, it’s also not unusual to find yourself slapped with criminal charges for something you did while under the influence. You may have no recollection of what happened, but, make no mistake about it, the charges and potential penalties you will be facing are very real and very serious.
Don’t go it alone. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you face the charges. The skilled legal criminal defense team at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has a long and successful history helping clients facing serious drug charges and other criminal offenses. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.