A drug going by the street name 'monkey dust' is reportedly creating addicts who are behaving erratically and doing things like jumping off of buildings and chewing on broken glass in a small factory town in the UK. The synthetic amphetamine-like drug is causing users to become extremely addicted and police are having trouble detaining them during monkey dust-fueled episodes.
The UK Government is considering classifying monkey dust as a class A drug and if that happens people caught dealing could get a lifetime prison sentence. The drug reportedly makes the user feel invincible and filled with a rush of energy and euphoria. It can also induce paranoia and extreme agitation in a person under the influence of the substance. Some officials like police and psychiatrists say the effects of the drug are being overblown and users are not getting superhuman strength or becoming 'zombies', but still contend the drug is highly addictive and dangerous.