WTF News: Illinois Sisters Say Krokodil Drug Rotted Them From Inside Out

Two Chicago-area sisters are facing the consequences of their romp with the flesh-rotting drug, Krokodil and want to spread the word about the drug’s dangerous affects (hence the photo you see). Krokodil is fairly new to the United States but its popularity seems to be spreading rapidly and people are literally falling apart because of it.

Via the Huffington Post:

The drug produces a heroin-like high but it also makes people “rot from the inside out,” a doctor told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Now, two sisters from Joliet, Ill., are speaking out about what they said krokodil did to them.

“It almost starts like a burn from a cigarette,” Amber Neitzel told WLS. “It starts purple and then goes into a blister after five or six days.”

Neitzel’s case is one of five krokodil-related hospitalizations reported in Illinois, according to WLS. She and her sister are heroin addicts who say they thought that’s what they were injecting. Instead, they got something much worse, Neitzel said.

Neitzel’s sister Angela suffered such severe gangrene, she had to have emergency surgery to avoid losing her legs.

“You literally start rotting from the inside out,” Dr. Abhin Singla told the Sun-Times. “It’s a horrific way to get sick. “Intensive treatment and skin grafts are required, but they are often not enough to save limbs or lives.”

But some officials have insisted that not all of these harsh effects can necessarily be attributed to krokodil.

“We see IV drug users with horrible infections on a daily basis,” Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Spokesperson Mark Woodward previously told The Huffington Post. “Infections from bacteria and dirty needles — that doesn’t mean it’s [krokodil].”

A spokesman for the DEA’s Chicago Field Division told HuffPost says reports of krokodil in Illinois are still being investigated and haven’t yet confirmed the presence of the drug in the state.

Side eye.

  • therealest1

    Sick side effects shit.

  • andone

    this isnt popular amongst the hip hop community, molly is more of a prob within our culture right now… either way yall should post that roscoe vid, it’s @ least rap oriented and entertaining @ the same time… im still dying over the “roscoe dead” quote LM@O!

    • Thenatural503

      Doesn’t matter if this is relevant to hip hop it’s relevant to people. Black people use heroin too. This is more of a PSA to stay the fucc away from this ish. Hell Ecstasy wasn’t popular among hip hop till recently so who’s to say this wont catch on.

      • IDestroyStupidPeople

        I think it might not even be Krokodil, if you have gangrene and infections in your arms it could be from just using dirty needles. Krokodil is only bad in other countries as of right now. But heroin is bad to, so stay away.

      • andone

        While you make some valid points, I wasn’t saying it’s not worth spreading the word either though. However, you should know that isn’t necessarily what this site is about. Also it’s not only about one particular race, it’s about HIP HOP related news and entertainment. Hence my suggestion to post a video that actually pertained to the genre along the topic at hand. Which could serve as a “PSA” as well if thats how you want to put it. My point was one is more associated than the other and identifies greater with AHH’s core audience but like I said, “either way”.

  • Linkz

    let em rot away we dont need em the start of that walking dead shit be ready yall its coming word to the red crosss !

  • Phantom Lord

    If everyone just smoked weed, we wouldn’t have these problems

  • I’m glad I live in Washington where the weed is legal #Northwest

    • My9yearoldsmokespot

      I’m glad your black ass is way over there too.

      • Me too, im not leaving my state until the rest of the country get there act together

      • My9yearoldsmokespot

        That’s racist

      • the keyboard u wrote that on is racist

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  • Jeff Active Reynolds

    no sympathy for anyone dumb enough to do this sh*t.

  • EzE

    weed n shrooms and a occasional 5th of henny

  • brotha_man

    long as i got my liquor im str8

    • My9yearoldsmokespot

      Is this the website for illiterate black people? Cool. you guys are hysterical.

      • Celz

        The commenters on here are more intelligent than you.. Get the fucc on..

      • My9yearoldsmokespot

        That’s racist.

      • Celz

        An internet troll is the most pathetic example of a human. To actually spend the time to antagonize strangers in an attempt to masquerade your own shortcomings is really sad. And then to do it online because you’re too much of a coward to do it in person is just incredibly sad. I almost feel sorry for you.. Almost..

      • My9yearoldsmokespot

        Let’s get real – What website did you quote that from? We all know no one here but myself is capable of forming complete sentences.

      • Celz

        How about you post a query asking for the position of my posterior so you, the poster boy for proving polished turds are still shitty, can deposit a big one next the orifice which excretes what positively describes the nonsense you speak.. And I’d fucc yo bi#ch ass up in real life, puccy..

    • My9yearoldsmokespot

      Nah you’re definitely gay.

      • brotha_man

        i just got done whopping a crackas ass

  • richard_b_hard

    lil wayne and all of young money need to start using this shit asap!

    • My9yearoldsmokespot

      Who cares you tool. If you follow hiphop “news” that’s just as bad as watching wrestling.

      • richard_b_hard

        go eat a dick between two slices of whole wheat bread bitch

  • MrNoName2K

    Team Weed all day, f*ck all that injectin and snortin sh*t.. no sir

  • Dead Wrong

    Aight, I’m treating this ish like crack now. If you started smoking it in the early 80s before we really knew what it was, you get a pass. If you started to smoke it in the 90s after seeing a million man crackhead army go homeless, shrivel up like corpses and sell everything they had to get it… that’s on yo’ suicidal azz. If you take THIS shyt after seeing people being eaten inside out.. maaaann.. If somebody even offered this to me I’d smack the shyt out of em.

    • My9yearoldsmokespot

      Uh.. What the hell are you trying to say man.. Speak English, it’s unfair for us white readers you racist!