Phencyclidine “PCP”

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Phencyclidine “PCP”


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The drug known as phencyclidine was originally synthesized in 1926. A dissociative anesthetic, it was developed for medical use on humans and as a veterinary tranquilizer during the 1950s. Its use in the hospital setting was discontinued in 1965 after extended clinical trials turned up findings about the prevalence of negative side effects. Today, PCP is a very rarely-used veterinary anesthetic, and while occasionally produced for research purposes, is not in general use.

The Debut of “Angel Dust”

PCP made its debut as an illegal street drug, commonly referred to as “angel dust,” in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Over the course of the following decade, phencyclidine’s popularity peaked, with users frequently smoking or snorting the hallucinogen to speed the onset of its effects, bringing new popularity to the drug’s powdered form. Also found in liquid form, users have been known to inject the solution or consume it orally.

The Deadly Effects of PCP

The effects of PCP are myriad, and the grip of addiction only serves to intensify the long-term effects, including persistent speech issues, memory impairment, flashbacks, and the risk of sudden onset toxic psychosis, particularly in users with a previous history of mental disturbance or paranoid delusions. Binge usage, involving days of repeated dosages of PCP and little to no food or sleep, may become persistent as chemical and psychological
dependence intensifies.

Paranoia and Erratic Behavior

Soon after the drug enters the body, agitation and anxiety, often to the point of paranoid and erratic behavior, begin to manifest. Blurred vision, slurred speech, and impaired motor skills may give the impression of being under the influence of alcohol. Sudden feelings of terror, panic or the sensation of imminent death may overwhelm the user, leading to bizarre acts of hostility toward perceived sources of threat. One under the influence of PCP does not typically exhibit superhuman strength as a result of taking the drug, despite sensational reports by the media, but may show an unusual lack of awareness, resulting in the appearance of being impervious to pain and unresponsive to touch. This may lead to greater difficulty in subduing an uncooperative subject in the event of police involvement, increasing the likelihood of violence on behalf of either party. Overdose can easily lead to seizures, coma, and death.

The Dangers of PCP

The dangers of phencyclidine lie not only in the chemical compound itself, but also in its possible impurity and unexpected presence alongside other illegally available
. As its modern manufacturers operate in makeshift laboratories under questionable conditions by those who may be under the influence of the drug themselves, the possibility of acquiring contaminated PCP, or accidental consumption while being marketed as another substance is high. Recent finds of phencyclidine being mixed and sold in pill form with the rave drugs Ecstasy/MDMA or the animal sedative Ketamine have only served to further illustrate the product impurity of the underground drug trade.

Street Names of Phencyclidine “PCP”


Street Name Definition
Ace Marijuana cigarette; PCP
Ad PCP; Drug addict
Amoeba PCP
Amp Amphetamine; Marijuana dipped in formaldehyde or embalming fluid, sometimes laced with PCP and smoked
Angel PCP
Angel Dust PCP
Angel hair PCP
Angel mist PCP
Angel poke PCP
Animal trank PCP
Animal tranq PCP
Animal tranquilizer PCP
Aurora borealis PCP
Beam me up Scottie Cocaine (powder or crack) combined with PCP
Beam me up Scotty PCP and crack
Belladonna PCP
Black acid LSD; LSD and PCP
Black dust PCP
Black whack PCP
Blotter acid LSD; PCP
Blue madman PCP
Boat PCP
Bohd Marijuana; PCP
Bummer trip Unsettling and threatening experience from PCPintoxication
Bush Marijuana; cocaine; PCP
Busy bee PCP
Butt naked PCP
Cadillac Cocaine; PCP
Cannabinol PCP
Chips Tobacco or Marijuana cigarettes laced with PCP
Cigarrode cristal PCP
Clicker Crack mixed with PCP; Marijuana dipped in formaldehyde and smoked
Clickums A Marijuana cigarette laced with PCP.
Cliffhanger PCP
Columbo PCP
Cozmo’s PCP
Crazy coke PCP
Crazy Eddie PCP
Crystal Cocaine; amphetamine; methamphetamine;PCP
Crystal joint PCP
Crystal T PCP
Cycline PCP
Cyclones PCP
Detroit pink PCP
Devil’s dust PCP
Dipped joints Marijuana combined with PCP and formaldehyde
Dipper PCP
Dips Marijuana joints dipped in PCP (phencyclidine)
DMT Dimethyltryptamine; PCP
Do it Jack PCP
DOA Crack; heroin; PCP
Domex PCP and MDMA
Donk Marijuana/PCP combination
Drink PCP
Dummy dust PCP
Dust Marijuana mixed with various chemicals; cocaine; heroin; PCP
Dust blunt Marijuana/PCP combination
Dust joint PCP
Dust of angels PCP
Dusted parsley PCP
Dusting Adding PCP, heroin, or another Drug to marijuana
El diablito (Spanish) Cocaine, marijuana, Heroin and PCP
Elephant Marijuana; PCP
Elephant flipping Use of PCP and MDMA
Elephant trank PCP
Elephant tranquilizer PCP
Embalming fluid PCP
Energizer PCP
Erth PCP
Flakes PCP
Fresh PCP
Frios (Spanish) Marijuana laced with PCP
Fry Marijuana cigarettes dipped in embalming fluid, sometimes also laced with PCP; Crack Cocaine
Fry sticks Marijuana cigarettes dipped in embalming fluid, sometimes also laced with PCP
Fuel Marijuana mixed with insecticides; PCP
Good PCP; heroin
Goon PCP
Goon dust PCP
Gorilla biscuits PCP
Gorilla tab PCP
Green Inferior quality marijuana; ketamine; PCP
Green leaves PCP
Green tea PCP
Happy stick Marijuana and PCP combination
Happy Sticks PCP
Heaven & Hell PCP
Herms PCP
Hinkley PCP
Horse tracks PCP
Horse tranquilizer PCP
Ice Cocaine; crack cocaine; smokable methamphetamine; methamphetamine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); phencyclidine (PCP)
Illies Marijuana dipped in PCP
Illing Marijuana dipped in PCP
Illy momo PCP
Jet fuel PCP; methamphetamine; Methamphetaminecombined with PCP (phencyclidine)
Jim Jones Marijuana laced with Cocaine and PCP
Joy stick Marijuana cigarette; Marijuana and PCPcombination
Juice PCP; steroids
K-blast PCP
Kaps PCP
Killer Marijuana; PCP
Killer joints PCP
Killer weed (1980’s) Marijuana and PCP
Kools PCP
Krystal PCP
Krystal joint PCP
LBJ Heroin plus LSD plus PCP
Leak Marijuana/PCP combination
Leaky bolla PCP
Leaky leak PCP
Lemon 714 PCP
Lenos PCP
Lethal weapon PCP
Little ones PCP
Live ones PCP
Log Marijuana cigarette; PCP
Love boat Marijuana dipped in formaldehyde; PCP; blunts mixed with Marijuana and heroin; blunts mixed withMarijuana and PCP
Love leaf Marijuana/PCP combination
Loveboat PCP; combination of PCP and marijuana
Lovelies Marijuana laced with PCP
Lovely PCP
Mad dog PCP
Madman PCP
Magic PCP
Magic dust PCP
Mean green PCP
Mint leaf PCP
Mint weed PCP
Missile basing Crack liquid and PCP
Mist PCP; crack smoke in the bottom of a glass pipe
Monkey dust PCP
Monkey tranquilizer PCP
More PCP
New acid PCP
New magic PCP
Niebla (Spanish) PCP
Octane PCP laced with gasoline
Oil Heroin; PCP
Orange crystal PCP
Ozone Marijuana, PCP and crack cigarette; Marijuanacigarette; PCP
P Peyote; PCP
P-funk Crack mixed with PCP; heroin
Parachute Crack and PCP smoked; heroin; smokable crack and Heroin mixture
Parsley Marijuana combined with PCP
Paz (Spanish) PCP
Peace PCP; LSD; MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Peace pill PCP
Peace weed PCP
Peanut butter Methamphetamine; PCP mixed with peanut butter
Peep PCP
Peter Pan PCP
Pig killer PCP
Pikachu Pills containing PCP and Ecstasy
Pits PCP
Polvo (Spanish) Heroin; PCP
Polvo de angel (Spanish) PCP
Polvo de estrellas (Spanish) PCP
Poro Heroin plus PCP (phencyclidine)
Puffy PCP
Purple rain PCP
Red devil Depressants; PCP; heroin
Rocket fuel PCP
Scaffle PCP
Scuffle PCP
Sernyl PCP
Sheets PCP
Sherm Psychedelic mushrooms; PCP (phencyclidine)
Sherm sticks PCP
Shermans PCP
Sherms Crack Cocaine; PCP; cigars dipped in or laced with PCP
Skuffle PCP
Slum PCP (phencyclidine)
Smoking PCP
Snorts PCP
Soma PCP
Space base Crack dipped in PCP; hollowed out cigar refilled with PCP and crack
Space cadet Crack dipped in PCP
Space dust Crack dipped in PCP
Spaceball PCP used with crack or powder cocaine
Speedboat Marijuana, PCP, and crack combined and smoked
Spores PCP
Squirrel Combination of PCP and marijuana, sprinkled withCocaine and smoked; marijuana, PCP, and crack combined and smoked; LSD
Star dust PCP
Stardust Cocaine; PCP
Stick Marijuana; PCP
Super PCP
Super grass PCP; Marijuana with PCP; marijuana
Super joint PCP
Super kools PCP
Super weed PCP
Surfer PCP
Synthetic cocaine PCP
Synthetic THT PCP
T-buzz PCP
Taking a cruise PCP
Tea Marijuana; PCP
Tic PCP in powder form; methamphetamine
Tic tac PCP
Tish PCP
Titch PCP
Tragic magic Crack dipped in PCP
Trank PCP
Wac PCP on marijuana
Wack PCP
Water Blunts; methamphetamine; PCP; a mixture ofMarijuana and other substances within a cigar; Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Water-water Marijuana cigarettes dipped in embalming fluid, sometimes also laced with PCP
Weed Marijuana; PCP
Wet Blunts mixed with Marijuana and PCP; methamphetamine; Marijuana cigarettes soaked inPCP (“embalming fluid”) and dried
Wet sticks Marijuana combined with PCP and formaldehyde
Whack Crack Cocaine; Heroin and PCP; Crack/PCP mixture or Marijuana laced with insecticides
White horizon PCP
White powder Cocaine; PCP
Wicky Combination of powder cocaine, PCP and marijuana
Wicky stick PCP, marijuana, and crack
Wobble weed PCP
Wolf PCP
Woolies Marijuana and crack or PCP
Wooly blunts Marijuana and crack or PCP
Worm PCP
Yellow fever PCP
Yerba mala (Spanish) PCP and marijuana
Zombie PCP; heavy user of drugs
Zombie weed PCP
Zoom Marijuana laced with PCP; PCP