Police have charged two people in connection with the seizure of a dangerous illicit hallucinogenic drug.
Earlier this month police seized a bottle containing about 395ml of clear liquid which analysis has revealed is 25i-NBOME – being sold under the street name ‘Liquid Acid’.
“This is the first time we have seen this drug sold in liquid form in Australia,” said Superintendent James Blandford, the officer in charge of Murray Mallee Local Service Area – the region where the drug was located.
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“This is alarming to police, who have seen this drug have terrible consequences for users in the past when it has been taken as a tablet or via drug-soaked blotting paper tabs.
“In this new form we are particularly concerned that a user may mistake this for a less toxic drug, or have difficulty regulating the amount they consume – and either mistake could have tragic outcomes.
“While police regularly warn that there are no ‘safe’ illicit drugs and no safe doses, we are particularly concerned that the form of this drug could lead to an accidental fatal overdose.”
Early this morning police arrested a 27-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, both from Waikerie, and charged them with trafficking in a commercial quantity of a controlled drug.
Both are expected to appear in the Berri Magistrates Court today.