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PCP

Street terms for phencyclidine: PCP, Angel Dust, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, Rocket Fuel i, wack, ozone.

What does phencyclidine look like?

In its pure form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water; however, most PCP on the street contains a number of contaminates causing the color to range from tan to brown, with a consistency ranging from powder to a gummy mass.

PCP is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid.

PCP may also come in tablet or capsule form.

How is phencyclidine used?

PCP may be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed.

PCP is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid, and applied to a leafy material such as oregano, parsley, mint, or marijuana and then smoked.

What are some consequences of phencyclidine use?

  • Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination, rapid and involuntary eye movements
  • Auditory hallucinations, image distortion, severe mood disorders, amnesia
  • In some users PCP use may result in acute anxiety, a feeling of impending doom, paranoia, violent hostility, and in some it may produce a psychoses indistinguishable from schizophrenia.

PCP use is associated with a number of risks and many believe it to be one of the most dangerous drugs of abuse.

How does phencyclidine get to the United States?

Originally designed as a human anesthetic and later produced only as a veterinary anesthetic, PCP is no longer produced or used for legitimate purposes.

Today, virtually all PCP encountered in the U.S. is produced in clandestine laboratories.

PCP production is centered in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.