A homemade, heroin-like drug that eats away at its consumers’ flesh has made its way to the U.S.
Fox News reports that the first two cases of desomorphine — also known as krokodil — have been confirmed in Arizona recently. The flesh-eating drug had only been reported in Russia over the last decade, but it has now made its way overseas. Krokodil is manufactured by mixing codeine with other substances like gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol.
The highly-addictive drug is injected and it can eat away at a person’s flesh by rupturing blood vessels and causing a person’s skin to rot. Krokodil is named after the crocodile because it makes human skin look green and scaly. The drug can cause serious infections which could lead to arm amputations and other serious problems.