A synthetic drug belonging to the group of new psychoactive substances or NPS and mimicking the effects of methamphetamines is being pointed as the cause of death of a trucker from Newcastle.
A synthetic drug known as “Smokin Slurry”
According to a report by ABC News, Glenn Punch, 44, died of cardiac arrest and cerebral oedema that are said to be brought on by a synthetic drug called Alpha PVP or ‘smokin slurry’. The drug, which he and his girlfriend bought on different occasions from an adult store called Nauti and Nice, was mixed with water before Punch injected it into his veins.
The effects of this synthetic drug were immediate, as Punch became highly agitated and very strong, according to a security guard who witnessed him scale a 2.5-metre security fence at a shipping yard. The guard also saw Punch foam at the mouth before losing consciousness.
NPS are illegal in Australia, yet no criminal charges have been filed in relation to this case.
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