Crime Alert – Dangers of new designer drug 25i

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Chesterfield police issued a warning about a new designer drug, 25i, which has recently surfaced on the market.

In Chesterfield County in recent weeks, several young people have gone to area hospitals with symptoms consistent with an overdose of 25i, a hallucinogen.

The effects of a hallucinogenic drug can last up to 15 hours and someone under the influence may exhibit some of these side effects: blurred vision; increased breathing rate; euphoria; hallucinations and distorted sensory processing, including visual, auditory, body, time and space; disorganized thoughts, confusion; anxiety, agitation, paranoia and feelings of panic; dizziness, impaired coordination; increased heart rate and blood pressure; increased body temperature and sweating, which may alternate with chills and shivering; and numbness.

In its unaltered form, 25i is a white powder that would potentially be stored in a small plastic package, or even in a straw. If mixed with other drugs, it could look brown in color. Typically, it is ingested by snorting.

In several Chesterfield cases, patients have exhibited, along with some of the listed side effects, violent outbursts toward officers they have come in contact with.

While 25i is not currently a federally controlled substance, any person caught manufacturing, distributing, selling or marketing this drug as having the hallucinogenic effects of LSD, or of any other hallucinogen or Schedule I or II controlled substance, is subject to arrest and prosecution for a felony.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804‐ 748‐1251 or Crime Solvers. Call Crime Solvers at 804‐748‐0660 or text the code tip699 with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).



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