QUINCY, FL (WALB) - Law enforcement agencies in Florida are warning their fellow officers in neighboring states of the dangers of an increasingly popular drug called Flakka.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office hosted a training session today at the Florida Public Safety Headquarters in Quincy to discuss how to handle and recognize the drug that's taking the country by storm.
Emergency personnel and nearly one hundred officers from southwest Georgia attended. Authorities say people on Flakka show such severe and insane behavior that several types of emergency responders are needed to combat the problem.
"This is the worst drug I've ever seen. It's had the most devastating effect on our community and we're not sure how long it's going to last. Hopefully not that long. But there may be other things right behind it because it is a synthetic," said David Scharf of the Broward Co. Sheriff's Office.
Scharf says the drug is cheap and spreading quickly, so training sessions like this help neighboring law enforcement agencies be proactive in addressing the dangerous drug.