Flakka Use on the Rise in Valdosta

Posted at 9:26 PM, Aug 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-26 13:56:04-04

VALDOSTA, GA. (WTXL) - Valdosta Police are sending a warning to residents about the rise in the use of the drug Flakka in the city.

Flakka is synthetic and considered very dangerous. Police say, it can cause a heart attack and raise the temperature of the body to dangerous levels resulting in kidney damage and even death.

Symptoms of drug use include hallucinations, paranoia, bizarre/erratic behavior, stripping of clothes because of high body temperature and violent behavior to themselves or others.

Police say, if anyone has any information regarding Flakka use in Valdosta, they can call police at 229-293-3145.