Bizarre behavior in Missouri town blamed on synthetic drug

7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago Thursday, November 09 2017 Nov 9, 2017 Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:59:54 AM CST November 09, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

SULLIVAN (AP) — Police in the eastern Missouri town of Sullivan suspect the synthetic drug flakka is behind some bizarre behavior.

Authorities say four people who apparently overdosed on drugs went on a rampage last weekend, barking and yelling, breaking into buildings, even stripping off their clothes.

Police Lt. Patrick Johnson said the suspects broke into homes and businesses.

Police believe the users mixed methamphetamine with flakka, a man-made drug that has caused strange behavior in other places.

Two people were arrested and some of the users were treated at a hospital.

Sullivan, a town of about 7,000 residents, is 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.

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