Police warn of dangerous new drug in Juneau

The Juneau Police Department says Juneau residents, especially parents, must be aware of a newly-available designer drug called 25i that is linked to several medical emergencies in Juneau over the last month.

“Parents should be aware of the drugs appearance. In Juneau the drug has been found to be soaked into blotter paper, possibly perforated in small ‘dosage’ squares,” a press release from JPD states. “The delivery mechanism looks similar to LSD. The drug can cause violent behavior, disorientation, seizures and death. JPD has sent a sample of 25i collected in Juneau to the State Crime Lab in Anchorage. Current information from the Crime Lab indicates 25i produces symptoms similar to Ecstasy.”

Police say the drug can be dangerous even in small doses, “so anyone finding the drug should use caution when touching it and turn it over to JPD for disposal rather than adding it to the water system or the landfill.”

Police say deaths from this drug have been reported around the country.

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