Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Krokodil Hoax?

All the media stories, all the Department teletypes being issued and computer alerts being generated - and no one can point to a single proven instance of this drug turning up?
  • The hunt for krokodil continues as tests conducted in recent days on a suspected sample of the so-called flesh-eating drug came back negative, federal officials said.

    An announcement two weeks ago by a Joliet doctor who said he treated three patients who showed the telltale rotting flesh associated with the toxic, home-brewed opiate — made from mixing codeine tablets with solvents like gasoline or acids — has sparked media coverage. A week later, a Crystal Lake hospital reported treating a krokodil user, and reports have cropped up across the country.

    But whether the U.S. faces a horrifying new drug or merely an urban legend is hard to say, and confirmation of cases may not come for months or years, if ever.

    Jack Riley, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago office, said doctors and victims in the Chicago area have been interviewed by law enforcement.

    In a sweep modeled after the agency's successful search for the source of deadly fentanyl-tainted heroin some six years ago, 200 DEA agents across five states have made finding krokodil a top priority, Riley said.

    "We have run quite a few buys in the city and suburbs," Riley said "What the lab tells us is it's just heroin."
If the feds are throwing money around, you can bet it's more than "quite a few buys" that they're doing. And before someone accuses us of helping spread the panic, our interest was purely selfish in that more dead junkies means less crime across the board for police to handle, and we hope to share that bit of good news with as many coppers as possible. Besides, we're insignificant.

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Damn!

    I'm so tired of being called "thirsty" for the all the drinkers I bring in and so when krokodil hit the news I was ready to have the guys on my team call me "Krokodil Dundee" for when I made the first one bagger krokodil/pcs arrest!

    10/29/2013 12:04:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is what it is. If the use of krockdil is common, well it will be proven. If not, an urban legend is born. Use a dirty enough needle and you can get flesh eating germs from it, no matter what you are shooting.

    10/29/2013 12:08:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That stuff might not have made it to the good old US of A yet, but it's been more than an urban legend in Russia for several years.

    10/29/2013 12:16:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...


    heh, krokodil hoax, outrage over the redskin football team name..etc..etc..

    sure distracts people away from the serious stuff -- like the syria debacle, the obamacare debacle, the never ending money printing to cover the banker frauds.

    yep..

    what was it just prior to these..

    oh yeah the gay marriage bills sprinkled with race baiting issues like trayon martin.

    corporate media doing what it's told so it can get it's share of the campaign advertisement money back during the next circle-jerk elections.

    ya gotta create the crises before you can use them, right.

    the debt crisis effects us all. the economy effects us all. the nsa spying effects us all. but the talking points the corporate media keeps pumping out is all about little subsections minority issues by comparison.

    is anyone with a half a brain really surprised.

    fear is a powerful motivator. you can get people to agree to things that they would normally never want to be a part of by using fear.... a crisis.

    they love it. fear is also a great tool of distraction.

    10/29/2013 12:38:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Besides, we're insignificant."


    A toast to your insignificance, SCC!


    rb

    10/29/2013 12:48:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm kinda still hoping it's the discovery of the disease or virus that affects liberals so we can get to work on finding the much needed cure.

    10/29/2013 01:16:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    but wait... Gang INVESTIGATIONS, yes i said investigations put out a big alert that a C/I told them it was out on the westside. Oh nevermind, gang investigations listens to the first thing they hear from anyone and then build it up to something it isnt and make a huge deal out of it. Guys, stick to what you know... having the feds come in and tell you what investigation is next that you will be assisting on. Then maybe at the end they will let you stand in the backround at the press conference after all your hard work of taking directions from the G. Gang Investigations, hundreds of informants but thousands of mistakes. Psssst, before you put something out as fact because it sounds hot INVESTIGATE IT FIRST!!! ITS PART OF THE DAMN NAME OF YOUR UNIT!!!!! Hacks!

    10/29/2013 01:38:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wait successful search for the fentanyl heroin. Didn't a couple hundred people in the Chicago area die from it? If that's successful so are Mcdrunkys policing strategies.

    10/29/2013 01:44:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Doctors and FBI agents are full of shit! Bwah ha ha!

    10/29/2013 02:12:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maybe 10 years ago or so there was a batch of bad heroin going around that was killing junkies.

    There was a big effort on the part of the city via the CPD to pinpoint this junk. A lot of manhours were spent trying to track down the killer dope.

    After all, junkies vote and dealers make a lot of campaign contributions and cops do not.

    10/29/2013 02:48:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Makes no sense. The ingredients are harder to get than regular heroin in USA. In Russia the main ingredient, codeine cough syrup is sold OTC. Making the stuff is also labor intensive.

    10/29/2013 05:12:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Krokodil, I studied this G.O. for the Sgt. Test but I didn't see any questions on it. What gives?

    10/29/2013 05:27:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sounds like the kangaroo in 016 or Homie the Clown on the west side.

    10/29/2013 05:36:00 AM  
    Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

    A flesh eating drug right around Halloween.

    Holy Zombie.

    Now, kees me you fool!!!!

    10/29/2013 06:53:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    SCC, I loved your last paragraph following your excerpt of the article. It reminded me of the film, TRAFFIC, when Michael Douglas asks the Mexican Drug Czar about his policy on treatment of addicts. "Treatment? (Shrugs shoulders). Addicts treat themselves. They overdose, and it's one less to worry about." If krokodil is real, then let its imbibers treat themselves.

    MF

    10/29/2013 06:57:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Makes you wonder if this CPIC crap is a scam.

    Rumors are passed around as fact.

    cut and paste info is passed out like its resaerch. google is the only source of Intel from the feds.

    ASS-Hats

    10/29/2013 07:50:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Krokodile exists. I took it . The side effects were exaggerated.

    10/29/2013 08:44:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    but wait... Gang INVESTIGATIONS, yes i said investigations put out a big alert that a C/I told them it was out on the westside. Oh nevermind, gang investigations listens to the first thing they hear from anyone and then build it up to something it isnt and make a huge deal out of it. Guys, stick to what you know... having the feds come in and tell you what investigation is next that you will be assisting on. Then maybe at the end they will let you stand in the backround at the press conference after all your hard work of taking directions from the G. Gang Investigations, hundreds of informants but thousands of mistakes. Psssst, before you put something out as fact because it sounds hot INVESTIGATE IT FIRST!!! ITS PART OF THE DAMN NAME OF YOUR UNIT!!!!! Hacks!

    10/29/2013 01:38:00 AM

    Ha, sucks to be in GED, bitch

    10/29/2013 09:05:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sounds to me like it's a self-curing problem.

    10/29/2013 09:47:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who cares? Let's get it and with junkies dead it's a win win for taxpayers! Even Freddie's dead!



    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9nwcpGZE6A

    10/29/2013 11:21:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    but wait... Gang INVESTIGATIONS, yes i said investigations put out a big alert that a C/I told them it was out on the westside. Oh nevermind, gang investigations listens to the first thing they hear from anyone and then build it up to something it isnt and make a huge deal out of it. Guys, stick to what you know... having the feds come in and tell you what investigation is next that you will be assisting on. Then maybe at the end they will let you stand in the backround at the press conference after all your hard work of taking directions from the G. Gang Investigations, hundreds of informants but thousands of mistakes. Psssst, before you put something out as fact because it sounds hot INVESTIGATE IT FIRST!!! ITS PART OF THE DAMN NAME OF YOUR UNIT!!!!! Hacks!


    hmmmmmmm, not to hard to figure out who wrote this one... Listen, dont be angry because the only thing you do all day in NARCOTICS is do a few buy busts for one or two bags and then your day is over... then you guys do search warrants no matter what is inside the house. Ive never seen a narcotics unit anywhere in the country do so many warrants that end up as just a few bags of weed. Yeah, Narcotics is the real bread and butter of the department... premadonna city

    10/29/2013 12:19:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    In the US Heroin and other opiates are plentiful and so is public assistance to pay for it.

    [not sympathetic or trying to write a book]

    Krokodil is a Russian response to poverty of money and heroin amongst addicts combined with codeine being available over the counter. There's no reason for it - yet...

    The reason would be a collapse of public assistance combined with a possible sudden dearth of opiates..

    And a sudden dearth of chemists unavailable to market a better response.

    "Desomorphine attracted international attention in 2010 in Russia due to an increase in clandestine production, presumably due to its relatively simple synthesis from codeine which has been relatively easily available over the counter. Reports of its use there date back to 2003 when Russia started a major crackdown on heroin production and trafficking.[9] The drug is easily made from codeine, iodine and red phosphorus,[10] in a process similar to the manufacture of methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desomorphine

    10/29/2013 03:04:00 PM  
    Anonymous a chumbalone said...

    oh, dont worry. the next time we get hit with a half inch of snow. the media hysteria machine will be refocused.

    10/29/2013 03:57:00 PM  
    Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

    'Krokodil' *may* be a hoax or urban legend, but there's some shit used in Puerto Rico by junkies that sounds and looks even worse. This was on the NatGeo Channel in their series of programs on Drugs & Drug usage, Drugs, Inc.

    It's Horse Tranquilizer mixed with Cocaine and turns junkies into Walking Zombies. I found this video clip on it at NatGeo: Walking Zombie. The program went into how the Junky actually likes this crap. Some bad scary shit here. (I thought it was mixed with Heroin too, can't recall for sure.)

    The pushers of this shit should be shot on sight, then die a slow and painful death -- in public!
    (Yeah, I hate pushers. They're nothing but fucking Murderers)

    10/30/2013 07:44:00 AM  

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