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“Pink Cocaine” the new Frankenstein drug

Pink cocaine has become the new narcotic drug fad in South America, blowing into the Medellin’s elite club scenes and seeping its way into the underworld drug trade.

Pink “cocaine,” is also known as “tucibi,”  “Tuci” or “Bromo.”

So what is Pink Cocaine and is it flowing into the U.S. via the Southern Border.  To date, it is not clear the pink designer drug has reached South Florida or South Beach, but most likely it has.

Pink cocaine, which is six times as expensive as traditional white coke ($100 per gram), is marketed as 2CB which is a psychedelic drug developed in the 1970’s by a Harvard chemist.  The drug in reality, however, is a dangerous concoction of ketamine, cocaine, acid, MDMA, and possibly fentanyl.  Basically whatever the cooks or “narcos” can get their hands on.

In small doses, the drug may cause a rise in heartbeat, an increase in sensual acuity, and a sense of mild euphoria. Larger doses can cause a rapid heart rate, nausea and vomiting, mild to severe hallucinations, and heightened agitation.

In very high doses, pink cocaine may cause respiratory depression, seizures or a condition called excited delirium, which can induce hypothermia and possibly fatal cardiac arrest.

Because it’s often manufactured in illicit laboratories and not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, it may be impossible to know how strong a dose you are taking.

Pink cocaine, however, is a man-made (synthetic drug) phenylethylamine that achieves its psychoactive properties by reacting with the body’s serotonin system and is highly addictive, according to Riverside Recovery of Tampa.