A caustic, heroin-like drug from Russia is appearing here in the U.S.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward says it's called Krokodile, and it basically rots away a user's flesh and bones.
"It's not rampant here in the United States, but we're seeing isolated cases. Just two weeks ago out in Arizona they saw a case. We had a report out of southern Oklahoma, this time last year," Woodward told KTOK.
He said the Oklahoma case is suspected to have involved Krokodile, but that's not confirmed. Woodward said the case involved a man in his early 20s who was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital.
The drug is made from over the-counter, coedine-based pills which are mixed with gasoline or paint thinner.
When injected, it turns the user's skin scaly and green like a crocodile. It can eventually cause gangrene.
The drug originated in Russia, and it has seen increased use there in recent years.