Sheriff offers warning on newly discovered drug


The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force report they’ve encountered a new street drug, Desomorphine. Known to dealers as “Crocodill” due to the drug’s tendency when injected to damage the user’s skin, causing it to appear scaly and greenish. Extended abuse of the drug can lead to severe tissue damage or gangrene. Or even limb amputation and death. Authorities say Crocodill is an extremely potent synthetic opioid variant that is almost ten times stronger than morphine. The DTF warns due to the synthetic nature of the drug, it’s showing to be resistant to Naloxone, a medication that’s commonly used to quickly counter an opioid overdose. Sheriff Matt King says he feels the community should be informed of emerging drug trends and that his department is doing everything they can to eliminate all sources of Desomorphine.