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Update: Sheriff fears 'especially dangerous' narcotic may be in circulation

Posted: May 14, 2014 - 2:19pm

The Arkansas State Police is still investigating at least two recent deaths in Faulkner County believed to have been caused by an especially dangerous batch of illegal drugs.

“No illegal drug is a good drug, but from appearances there might be something especially dangerous out there,” Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock said.

Shock said he can’t comment further because of the ongoing ASP investigation. Bill Sadler, the ASP spokesperson, said he couldn’t comment beyond confirming that ASP investigators would be advising the local prosecuting attorney’s office when the investigation concludes. Greenbrier Police Department officials and the Faulkner County Coroner’s office have not returned calls for comment.

A source close to the story said a third death in another county may be linked to the same “batch” of an illegal CNS stimulant that could have been involved in the Faulkner County deaths. CNS stimulants include Methamphetamine and cocaine-based illegal drugs.

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Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/14/14 - 03:21 pm
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Oh come on!

They can't even state how they think (based on the investigation at this point) the drug is being ingested?

If it's from multiple sellers, or one, manufactured in this county or elsewhere?

Anything so recreation drug users will know what to watch out for, instead of "everything" (which will do nothing to stop them from doing their thing, I mean c'mon).

This announcement does nothing for the good of public health. It could be about black-market aspirin as far at that goes. Utterly self-serving.

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Joe Lamb 05/14/14 - 03:45 pm
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Agreed. We don't know enough

Agreed. We don't know enough to say much other than "don't do drugs" — not in itself the worse message, but not as helpful as it could be.

It took a lot of work to get good authority that it was a CNS stimulant, and even that was off-record. Everything else is under wraps "because of an ongoing investigation," which is arguably a permissible exception to FOIA.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/14/14 - 04:00 pm
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Was this done...

... from a press release, or an interview? Was it one of those "that's all I'm going to say" or "I'll check on that and get back to you" things?

And understand, I'm upset with the law side for being closed-mouth. I mean seriously, the people creating the dangerous drug likely already know they've killed some customers. All this does is encourage 'em to have a massive fire sale and turn it into cash before more information gets out.

madiaz
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madiaz 05/14/14 - 03:22 pm
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prohibition

“No illegal drug is a good drug."

Very insightful. Prohibition does cause death among other serious social consequences.

Thanks Andy.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/14/14 - 08:08 pm
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Heard

It's a type of meth people are getting, although source wasn't sure if they were snorting or smoking it, or worse.

Looks like 3 deaths in Conway due to this thing.

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