Flakka, aka â€˜$5 insanityâ€™ (so nicknamed because of itâ€™s under-$10-dollar-a-hit cost) is a synthetic drug comparable to bath salts and resembles a mixture of crack and meth â€“ but stronger than meth. Noted for its foul stench and its effects: feelings of euphoria, hallucinations, occasional psychosis, and feelings of superhuman strength/invulnerability, this drug can be snorted, smoked, injected, swallowed or even taken with a mixture of other drugs, and gives an approximately two-hour high that leaves its users yearning for their next hit.
A 41-year-old Melbourne, Florida man just took it into the ozone with his â€˜episode.â€™
Kenneth Crowder was high on the aforementioned concoction and was running around naked in a neighborhood and calling himself God. As one might expect, this attracted attention. It should also be mentioned that he was seen….how should we word this…â€™having relationsâ€™ with a tree.
When police arrived, he had (thankfully) put on a t-shirt and jeans, but walked toward the officer â€˜in an aggressive manner,â€™ continuing to refer to himself as God. The officer then tased him twice, but Kenneth would just yank the probes out and keep on coming and throwing haymakers in the officerâ€™s direction. As the officer fought back, he punched Crowder in the face and it still didnâ€™t slow him down. Kenneth then started trying to stab the officer with his own police badge while now referring to himself as Thor.
Finally, other officers arrived and helped apprehend the crazed man.
He was taken to Brevard County Jail Complex and booked on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, before posting bond and being released.
According to the DEA, Florida went from absolutely no cases of Flakka-related events in 2010, to 85 in 2012, on up to an astounding 670 in 2014.