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New 'Legal' LSD Drug is Making the Rounds

Chemicals in N-Bomb are dangerous, authorities say

Another so-called "legal" version of a drug has surfaced, along with reports it has caused deaths and serious illnesses.

The synthetic drug known as "N-Bomb" has been linked to deaths in other parts of the country, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

It hasn't turned up yet in Cuyahoga Falls, as far as police can tell.

"As far as I know, we've had no reports of (N-bomb)," said Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman.

The liquid drug is often called "legal acid" and is derived from mescaline, but has a different chemical compound. Users typically take the drug by ingesting blotter paper soaked with the liquid, similar to LSD.

The chemicals in synthetic drugs produce a high that mimics other drugs. Bath salts, for example, are supposed to produce a high like cocaine or methamphetamine, while the newer N-Bomb is a hallucinogenic, like LSD.

The Drug Enforcement Administration outlawed the chemicals in bath salts last year, but the products surfaced again quickly with a slightly different makeup.

Chesterfield Patch, near St. Louis, reported earlier this month that a mom believes N-Bomb almost killed her daughter at a New Year's Eve party.

Carley B. Alves said she learned about the hallucinogenic N-Bomb, a potent, LSD-like substance, after her 15-year-old daughter was brought home from the party in an incoherent state.

"Every time she would open her eyes she would see bright lights, so she had to keep her eyes closed," Alves said. "Her perception of sound changed. She thought she was whispering, but she was told she was screaming. She also had uncontrollable body movements and then she also had — which is the scariest part — difficulty breathing."

The drug, sometimes also called "Smiles" is known as N-Bomb for its chemical compositions, 2C-1-NBOMe or 251NBOMe, and can be extremely potent and dangerous, police say.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that the drug was banned in Virginia last year and later outlawed in Louisiana after a 21-year-old man died at a New Orleans music festival in November. 

A 21-year-old man Texas man died after taking the drug at a party in June, according to the Houston Chonicle.

N-Bomb is sold primarily on the Internet. It usually comes in powder form, then is liquefied and absorbed into blotter paper.

Another synthetic drug, K2, was sold openly and referred to as "legal marijuana" before its chemicals were banned by the DEA.

In September, the Ohio State Highway Patrol found another new type of hallucinogenic drug in the area.

Strips of 2C-E, which produces psychedelic effects similar to LSD or Ecstasy -- but with more intense and longer-lasting results -- were confiscated from a car.

While the drug, sometimes referred to as "Europa," has been distributed for several years, it appears to be making its first inroads into this area.

The chemicals in 2C-E were banned in July.

mew January 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM
LSD has nothing at all to do with this. "At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. " Really, because it'd only take you three letters on google to figure it out there, Debbie.
Boogerton T. Sugarton January 23, 2013 at 04:33 PM
NBomb as it is known on the street is NOT derived from mescaline, but it is sold as synthetic mescaline as a way to intrigue users to buy it. Dealers will say that because most users of drugs do NOT want to buy research chemicals that have not had sufficient amount of testing done.
Boogerton T. Sugarton January 23, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Oh and on another note this is why we should legalize some hallucinogens because the new ones coming out are way more dangerous than the good old standards such as mushrooms, LSD, or peyote. So just let the kids have some fun legally or else this type of stuff happens.
Ed Fisher January 23, 2013 at 05:47 PM
They are still walking among us.........
Rick Bonath January 27, 2013 at 01:42 PM
It's not really all that hard to figure out. Make it illegal before it gets here! It sounds a lot like the "K-2" and "K-4" crap that was legal for quite awhile. Anything that is mind altering, in the form of hallucinogenics, should be illegal, again, BEFORE it gets here!
Earl Elevant January 27, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Or we could leave it all illegal, let kids have legal fun in other ways, and let Darwin's law work its magic.
Max Pickle February 04, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Yeah, I agree that rubbish should be illegal. Street dealers start trying to pass all this RC garbage off as traditional drugs and I would hate to buy a sheet of acid to find it laced with N-Bomb or similar. Yet dealers think they can eliminate the risk factor by selling legal knock-off drugs.

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