Crocodile: Russia’s Latest Fatal Street Drug
Ever fantasize about losing every white blood cell in your body then watching your skin deteriorates in front of your face and you really just can’t give a fuck? If so, you’re not alone. According to Time, as many as one million people in Russia have fulfilled these desires via “Crocodile,” a deadly and addictive derivative of morphine that can be up to 50x stronger and 3x cheaper than Heroin. It’s also more addictive.
A first-time Crocodile user is expected to live no longer than two or three more years after the initial injection. Once the drug enters the user’s bloodstream it immediately starts killing the white blood cells in the flesh around it, leaving the user’s skin greenish and scaly, like a Crocodile’s, before it completely rots away.
People produce Crocodile by purchasing over-the-counter Codeine and mixing it with iodine and red phosphorus, sometimes adding other things, like gasoline or hydrochloric acid. For many people, Crocodile is easier to make and obtain than other, comparably less dangerous, designer drugs.
“[Crocodile] just kills the skin, that’s what you’re seeing, big dead pieces of skin.” Dr. Ellen Marmur told Foxnews.com in an interview about the drug. “It’s horrible.”