‘Dragonfly’ is the latest horrible synthetic drug in town

26 Sep

A pile of 2C-E pills, commonly known as "europa" and locally known as "dragonfly."

There was spice, then bath salts and now we have “dragonfly.” The latest in a trend of legal designer drugs has come to town and the Pocatello Police Department has already seen it crop up in the hands of local teens.

The drug was invented decades ago by Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, who gained fame for popularizing ecstasy and dozens of other laboratory-made pills. Officially known as 2C-E, and also known as “europa,” the drug garnered national attention after killing 19 people ages 16-21, and hospitalizing many more, in a Minneapolis suburb back in March.

Despite it’s path of damage, the drug remains legal. In fact, Shulgin originally developed it under a DEA-sanctioned license. The task of making drugs illegal, however, isn’t exactly instantaneous, as we’ve seen with both spice and bath salts.

According to the PPD, dragonfly causes a high similar to LSD or mescaline that can last up to 12 hours. Sgt. Mo Canfield said they several local teens have received medical attention for overdosing on the drug, including at least one who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Canfield said the PPD is still trying to learn about dragonfly. They just learned about its existence this past Thursday, and now they’re trying to get the message of the dangers out to schools and parents as quickly as possible.

The police are releasing more information later today and are asking anyone with any information about 2C-E/dragonfly/europa to call Officer Peck or Sgt. Canfield at 234.6120.

23 Responses to “‘Dragonfly’ is the latest horrible synthetic drug in town”

  1. Willie Donovan 09/26/2011 at 11:24 am #

    2C-B rings a bell. It was one of the first new (to me) drugs I declined in the late 80s/early90s. My friend Al took his dose and the one he was saving for me. I asked him, an hour or two later, how the 2C-B was treating him.
    “I know you,’ he said, leering at me over his shoulder. “you’ re Joe and Frank Hardy.”
    I guess this new thing is a further refinement of that old thing, like MDMA (ecstasy) was a further refinement of MDA.

  2. Debbie Salsbury 09/26/2011 at 8:18 pm #

    There is a huge problem when laws can’t be changed to hurt the manufactors of such products. If the drugs kills people, not just an alergic reaction, but because it is bad for you then- bingo – Banned.
    But the problem goes even deeper for the people putting these man made chemical – who knows what, into their bodies. Really Bonsi fertlizer, that is the chemical they used on spice.

  3. John Mohlman 11/08/2011 at 9:12 am #

    This scares the shit out of me. Why cant kids do shrooms or smoke weed like we did back in the day.

    • OurGoverment 11/10/2011 at 4:38 pm #

      because of me

  4. Bonnie 11/08/2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I can’t believe how easy it is for our children to get ahold of drugs these days….It is so scary!! Every second kid in school sells it or smokes it. My kids are mid teens, and when my son asks to go to a friends house, I’m terrified because I find out that they smoked weed! EVERY TIME HE GOES TO ANYBODY’S HOUSE…..THEY SMOKE!!!!! What the heck is wrong with this picture???? Even girls do it as much as the guys….it’s frightening!

  5. jack mehoff 11/08/2011 at 3:43 pm #

    ITS A SHAME THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS CAME DOWN TO TAKING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT CAN GET THEM HIGH. GET HIGH ON JESUS AND YOU WON’T DIE BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

    • led 11/08/2011 at 4:05 pm #

      AMEN

    • Punxie Geddings 11/09/2011 at 11:16 am #

      get high on jesus ?….. really ? more like don’t do any drugs at all…. and I’m sorry but i don’t believe . -__- and that should be ok with you cause if i want to covert i will and thank you for spreading the word i have nothing against you. bye

      • Sarah 01/05/2012 at 2:28 pm #

        You didn’t have to bring that up….so what if you don’t believe….I’m pretty sure “jack mehoff” doesn’t care.

    • Vincent antonio genovisi 11/15/2011 at 12:12 pm #

      your talking about jesus with a tag name like jack mehoff

  6. Dick Hertz 11/15/2011 at 9:28 am #

    Are you trying to Jack Mehoff ?

    • Ray Golberg 12/04/2011 at 7:46 pm #

      I’ve tried it and its sweet!!!

  7. mana_horse 06/24/2012 at 5:40 am #

    This post is actually very inaccurate and misleading. 2c-e (aka “Europa”) is not the same as “dragonfly” (which refers to a completely different chemical called Bromo-DragonFLY). Doses of 2c-e are typically 10-20mg, while Bromo-DragonFLY is extremely potent and doses are measured in MICROGRAMS (that’s 1/1000 of a mg). The drug that caused the deaths and injuries in Minnesota was Bromo-DragonFLY mistakenly believed to be 2c-e, and thus taken in much, much higher doses than it should have been. This led to overdose. Please do your proper research before you post ill-informed and sensationalist posts on the internet about chemicals you do not understand. These postings lead to all kinds of confusion and panic and hinder efforts of responsible users and educators to receive and present accurate information that saves lives.

  8. CAROLYN BRIDGWATER 10/15/2012 at 12:08 pm #

    DEAR GOD, PLEASE HELP AND WATCH OVER US ALL. YOU ARE OUR SALVATION.

    MY GRANDAUGHTERS (8&11) ARE NOT IN AN ATMOSPHERE THAT EXPOSES THEM TO THESE THINGS. THEY ATTEND A CHRISTIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL. IT IS VERY COSTLY, BUT THE MANY SACRIFICES, AND THEY HAVE BEEN MANY, ARE WELL WORTH HAVING HEALTHLY, WELL ROUNDED, CHRIST CENTERED LIVES & HOME. I PRAY THAT WITH THE LORD’S GUIDANCE, THEIR LIVES WILL NEVER KNOW OR THE THINGS EXPRESSED IN YOUR EMAILS ABOUT GETTING HIGH AND WHAT DOSES TO TAKE OF A DEADLY DRUG!!!!!!!!!!! I SINCERELY PRAY FOR THE SAFE KEEPING OF YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL. GOD IS THERE FOR YOU AND HE IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME HE IS GOOD. AMEN

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