Police concern grows as flesh-eating drug continues to spread
Police worry that because the drug is cheap and easy to make, it could put officers and first responders at great risk
By Darla Hernandez
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The images look like something out of a horror movie. Rotting flesh and open sores, this terrible drug is called Desomorphine, commonly known as "Krokodil" or "Krok."
South Bend police worry that because the drug is a lot cheaper than heroin and easy to make, it could put officers and first responders at great risk.
"These individuals that come in contact daily with law enforcement have a raging case of MRSA a lot of times too, so we are going to have a big health threat to officers if this really takes off," said South Bend Police Capt. Phil Trent.