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Krokodil: Deadly heroin substitute causing concerns

Reported by: Reed Cowan
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Updated: 5/09/2014 2:48 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- This is a special report about a killer drug being cooked in bathtubs and causing experts to become quick studies in protecting our community.

It’s known as krokodil and has been used as a substitute for heroin.

The effects of the drug are looming large in the valley.

The heroin substitute, called krokodil, is a killer drug growing in popularity. Krokodil is cooked up cheap and easy, say experts. The cheap price is the draw for addicts, even though the list of ingredients is cringe inducing.

Anyone can make krokodil at home with just a few ingredients.

Judge Cedric Kerns, with the youth offender drug court, says it’s just a matter of time before a krokodil case ends up before him.

He hopes parents will know what it is — and work to stop it. He says all drugs are bad, but this is worse.

"They’ll all kill you," Kerns said. "This one is quicker and uglier."



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