Flakka, the streets infamous ‘$5 Insanity’, has transformed the face of fear in drug abuse. What’s worse? Introducing Flakka to kids because it is being manufactured to look like children’s candy.

The synthetic chemical discovered is a crystal-like drug known to be cheap, addictive, and deadly. When used this evil is disguise can be ingested in various ways, including:

  • Eating,
  • Snorting
  • Injecting
  • Vaporizing (similar to an e-cigarette)

Flakka has been linked to aggressive and violent incidents involving self-harm and vicious attacks, even resulting in murder or death. The sick dealers also disguise these lethal drugs as sugary sweets, crush up the crystalized chemicals, then roll the sticky candy in powder to make a product practically identical to harmless branded commercial candies.

New versions of these drugs are constantly being created to avoid arrest, and this is true across the country as the makers of synthetic drugs do their best to stay under the radar by relabeling, renaming and even chemically altering the drugs to slip through loopholes. These drugs target kids, so parents need to know what’s out there hidden in plain sight.

At Gobi, our goal is to help parents/caretakers stay informed to limit putting kids, and young adolescents at risk.