According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Facebook page there has been a confirmed case of krokodil in Athens County.
Sheriff Pat Kelly says a local heroin dealer told detectives that she believed they were purchasing heroin in Columbus and they were sold krokodil instead. According to Kelly, a user had injected krokodil and within days a scaly sore developed.
The Sheriff went on to say if users suspect they have krokodil to not use it and turn it over to detectives, he adds that those who do so will not be charged.
Krokodil is a heroin-like narcotic that causes permanent brain damage resulting in speech impediments as well as damage to organs and spastic movements and produces severe tissue damage.