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Heroin Mix Takes Addicts Off Streets

Sat., May 11, 1996

A powerful heroin cocktail swamped hospital emergency rooms Friday with scores of violently delirious junkies, some who needed four workers at a time to restrain them.

As of Friday evening, 116 addicts had been treated.

The cocktail was an odd and super-potent blend of cocaine, heroin, dextramorphin, the vitamin thyamin and an anti-motion sickness drug called scopalamine, police said.

One side-effect, said a local school crossing guard, is that the absence of addicts allowed children to play in the street.



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