Marijuana Laced With PCP Warning Issued After High Teenager Throws Baby on Ground: 'It's an Evil Drug'

Officials in Oklahoma are warning of the dangers of taking marijuana laced with Phencyclidine (PCP) after a teenage boy allegedly threw a 1-year-old boy to the ground while high on the drug.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics are asking residents for help in finding those who are distributing the drug in the wake of the shocking incident involving the 17-year-old in Edmonton on May 24.

The teenage suspect is accused of approaching the baby boy as he was strapped into a car seat at a store parking lot while his mother was loading the car with groceries. Surveillance footage shows the teenager picking up the carrier and throwing it on the ground before walking away.

The child managed to escape the incident without any serious harm.

"He was screaming," the mother Dusti Counts, told KOKO. "Naturally, I got him out of the car seat as fast as I could to make sure if he had bumps or bruises or was bleeding."

During his arrest, the 17-year-old allegedly urged police to shoot him or hand him a knife so he "do it himself." The teen later admitted to police that he smoked marijuana laced with PCP prior to the incident in the parking lot.

Officials said they have noticed a worrying rise in the number of people taking the drug.

"It's a very unpredictable drug, but it's an evil drug," Mark Woodward, of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, told KFOR. "They want that marijuana with the extra kick.

"It can cause very violent hallucinations," Woodward added. "It can cause paralysis of the pain centers in the brain, so oftentimes they don't feel pain.

"A lot of people describe it as the user had superhuman strength that they couldn't be controlled, that's the characteristic of PCP because they just don't feel the pain that would normally stop a sober individual."

Speaking to KOKH, Woodward said the drug became popular in the 1970s and 80s but more people appear to be getting a hold of it.

"I think it's because the popularity of PCP is just rising, and the fact that we have more marijuana, you're increasing the risks that somebody may have dipped marijuana in PCP," he said.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said they have recently discovered two new strains of the drug, proving it is now more popular than just a few years ago.

The 17-year-old faces complaints of aggravated assault and battery, assault on a police officer, indecent exposure, public intoxication and malicious injury or destruction of property in connection to the incident in the parking lot.

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A man smokes a joint during a demonstration for the decriminalization of cannabis in France, in Paris on May 12, 2018.Law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma are warning of the dangers of taking marijuana laced with PCP after a teenage boy allegedly attacked a baby. Getty/THOMAS SAMSON
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