A contaminated batch of PCP is believed to be connected to some gruesome crimes in the city of Camden, New Jersey. One child was decapitated, while two other children had their throats slashed by people who police believe were high on the drug. The drug, called “wet,” has been circulating around the country and has made the streets less safe for the people everywhere, especially New Jersey.
“Is there some type of alteration that’s being done that has triggered this?” Police Chief J. Scott Thomson asked.
A 6-year old boy was murdered as he tried to save his 12-year old sister during an assault. They were both sleeping at home when the attack occurred. A man in the neighborhood, Oswaldo Rivera, has been charged with the crime, and police say that he had smoked “wet,” which is a mix of PCP and marijuana.
Doctors say that they are seeing more patients coming into the hospital after using the drug. Dr. Al Sacchetti at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, says that doctors treat one or two people per day on the drug.
“These tragedies, the last couple of cases, are very unusual for what we’re used to seeing,” Sacchetti said. “Usually people hallucinate, but they’re not that focused. You have to be very focused to cut someone’s head off or find someone and slit their throat.”