New Party Drug 'Monkey Dust' Is Cheaper And More Dangerous Than Ecstasy

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8 January 2019

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A new warning has been issued today over the party drug 'monkey dust', with experts warning of the horrific impact the drug has had on users abroad.

Also known as bath salts or MDPV, the drug is cheaper than ecstasy and has killed dozens in the UK.

The drug causes hallucinations so strong that people believe themselves to have superhuman powers and had jumped off buildings.

It is also understood to cost as little as $10, and cannot be detected by sniffer dogs.

"That's why, in particular, law enforcement agencies are concerned - because not only do users not know what they're taking, but as a law enforcement response, they don't know what to do with some of these drugs," Criminologist Andrew Groves told the Hit Network.

This comes as festival season is well underway across Australia, with experts concerned that the drug could be behind the recent drug-related deaths.

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