ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – St. Louis-area police are warning residents about an emerging synthetic drug aimed to replicate the effects of LSD.
Police said the hallucinogen drug, known as “N-Bomb,” was discovered after being purchased by a local drug detective.
Authorities said the drug, also known as “Legal Acid” or “25I,” is very potent and has killed users in several states, including California, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and Virginia. Only Virginia and Louisiana have banned the substance so far.
The drug is a liquid most commonly soaked into blotter paper, which then gets put on users’ tongues.
According to police, the drug is a derivative of mescaline, but is much more potent and deadly than similar predecessors.
“This is a very dangerous drug, and it’s important that we get this information out to the public,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
Police said the nickname "N-Bomb" comes from it's chemical name, 2C-I-NBOMe or 25INBOMe