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Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of PCP abuse in the US. Drugs Inc s4e7: Philly Dope, National Geographic 2014
Washington DC: Users claim DC has the worst drugs in America ... In the southeast section of the city there is one drug users call their own – and that is PCP. Drugs Inc s5e3: PCP in DC, National Geographic 2014
It’s a black drug from production to consumption. ibid.
The key to the big money is the west coast connection. ibid.
PCP has been in Washington DC for generations. ibid.
Its birth serendipitous. Its life shrouded in mystery. Understood by few. Feared by many. I’ve been fascinated by psychoactive drugs my whole life. Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia s1e2: A Positive PCP Experience, Vice TV 2016
It soon found a home with non-medical users on the street. And those people used the drug to explore strange realms of the mind that are otherwise inaccessible. ibid.
‘PCP induces a unique altered state.’ ibid. pharmacologist
50 years of PCP scare stories and other negative reporting. ibid.
It’s appeared on the street in many forms: first, there were capsules and tablets, often called peace pills, later there is crystal and PCP hydrochloride, referred to as angel dust, and most recently liquid solutions. ibid.
The synthesis of PCP can be a formidable challenge for clandestine chemists. ibid.
Unpredictable behaviour however is the norm. ibid.