Also known as crack, coke, dust, C, snow, flake, blow, rock, candy, or lady. Appears as chunky white crystallized powder or rock crystals – may be disguised as salt. Accompanying paraphernalia includes aluminum foil, plastic baggies, paper packets, small vials, razor blades, straws, rolled up paper money, and mirrors.
Other names for ecstasy include X, XTC, E, Adam, beans, rolls, clarity, lover’s speed, and its medical name MDMA, or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Appears as white or colorful tablets or powder that can be crushed and snorted. Distinguishing features include colorful designs and stamps with trendy designs on tablets
Also known as G, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, Georgia Home Boy, EZ-lay, and its medical name Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate. Appears as a clear liquid or—less commonly—white powder, tablet or capsule. Distinguishing features include slightly salty taste, but the drug is usually odorless and tasteless when mixed in any drink. Used by sexual predators and other criminals who incapacitate their victims for their own gratification.
Heroin is processed from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. This drug is a very powerful narcotic and one of the most physically and psychologically addictive drugs on Earth.
Inhalants are breathable chemicals that are psychoactive (mind-altering) and central nervous system depressants. Three distinct categories of inhalants are nitrous oxide, volatile nitrites and petroleum distillates.
LSD, the most powerful known hallucinogen, is derived from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. In its pure form, a tablet the size of an aspirin would be equivalent to 3,000 doses. This drug radically changes an individual’s mental state by distorting the perception of reality and producing behavioral changes that are often multiple and dramatic.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense “rush” when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has very limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity.
Phencyclidine (PCP) is a very powerful drug that is both a stimulant and a depressant and typically induces hallucinations. In its pure form (freebase), it appears as clear, solid crystals. Today, all of the PCP found on the illicit market is produced in clandestine laboratories and may appear as a clear, yellow or tan-colored liquid. It can be taken orally, snorted, injected or sprayed onto marijuana or tobacco and smoked.
Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) is a tranquilizer similar in chemical composition to Valium but is 10 times more potent. One milligram can impair an individual for eight to twelve hours. It is most commonly known as the “date-rape” drug because it is odorless, tasteless and can be unknowingly slipped into a beverage. Victims who have been drugged often awaken disoriented and suffer from memory loss. The drug is taken or administered orally, smoked or snorted.