Move over bath-salt cannibals, there’s a new instant-insanity drug in town!

There is nothing that rolls out the welcome mat for demonic possession and oppression quite as well as mind-altering drugs.  Do you think it is a coincidence that the old Serpent made sure sixty percent of school age kids are routinely put on some kind of “prescription drug” during their school years, before he inspired J.K. Rowling to write the wildly-popular Harry Potter books, and the CW to air the Vampire Diaries?

Well, now there’s Flakka.  It’s “peaking” in usage right now according to some of the articles I saw.  The chemical name is Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone, and it is a stimulant, like cocaine, except the side effects are extremely unpredictable and generally crazier and more violent, such as Murderous rage, paranoia, ultra-violence, running around screaming, nakedness, breaking into police stations, and impaling one’s buttocks on barbed wire fences, and all manner of other vile and depraved actions and delusions.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

Two others tried separately to break into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. They said they thought people were chasing them; one wound up impaled on a fence.

The common element to these and other bizarre incidents in Florida in the last few months is flakka, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug. Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial, it’s a growing problem for police after bursting on the scene in 2013. [….]