The first cases of a terrifying new drug called 'Krokodil' that eats flesh from the inside out, is flammable and leaves addicts with reptilian-like skin have been reported this week in Arizona and the state fears the beginning of an epidemic.
It was first encountered by Banner's Poison Control Centre when two drug addicts arrived in emergency rooms with their flesh hanging off their body, exposing bone or with skin resembling that of a crocodile, hence its name.
Krokodil (medical name desomorphine) is a homemade substance, created by mixing codeine with gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous and then injecting the rancid concoction into the users body.
Continual use of the drug causes blood vessels to burst, leaving skin green and scaly among addicts eventually causing gangrene and their flesh to begin to rot.
The drug is said to be three times cheaper than heroine but has same mental effect.
The drug is very popular in Russia and its usage is spreading like virus.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed... Drug users BEWARE!