Monkey dust: 'I hate that I'm addicted'
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Monkey dust: 'I hate that I'm addicted'

It has led people to jump off buildings, bite others and run into people's homes. Now police say it is only a matter of time before someone dies as the result of "monkey dust" - a synthetic drug rising in popularity in the West Midlands.

One man, who gave his name as Smithy, has been using it for over a year - but wishes he was not addicted.

The Home Office said its drug strategy "sets out a balanced approach which brings together police, health, community and global partners to tackle the illicit drug trade, protect the most vulnerable and help those with a drug dependency to recover and turn their lives around".

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  • 15 Aug 2018