Albany Drug agents find first traces of flakka

Published: Feb. 5, 2016 at 8:59 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2016 at 9:01 PM EST
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Major Prurince Dice
Major Prurince Dice

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents are concerned by their first contact with what they believe is a dangerous synthetic drug known as flakka. Flakka is a synthetic stimulant, and drug agents say this week was the first time they had found it in Albany.

ADDU agents suspect the amount of flakka found to be about 28 grams. It was seized in a drug bust Wednesday morning. The field test indicated the substance was flakka, a man made drug that gives an extreme high.

Stories of peoples' reactions to the drug have agents concerned, saying they don't want it in the community.

"People running around with their clothes off thinking they are possessed by the devil. Gives them more strength than what they actually have," said ADDU Major Prurince Dice. "And it can kill you."

The suspected flakka was sent to the GBI crime lab for testing, in order to positively identify it.

ADDU agents say they will continue to change up their tactics, and step up their efforts to keep flakka off the streets.

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