Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Krokodil: Deadly heroin substitute causing concerns

Reported by: Reed Cowan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/09 2:48 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- 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."


Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
Body recovered of missing Lake Mead swimmer

Updated: 7/23/2014 9:22:43 PM

2004 Creative Commons photo of Lake Mead (Kjkolb, Copyright 2004 Kjkolb, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)
Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.