The capital area police are concerned with the increasing use of LSD by a younger group of people than they usually have to deal with. More and more people who are not at risk of being drug users are trying out this drug without knowing the actual consequences.
The police always needs to be on the look out for new drugs entering the market causing personal injury or, in the worst case, death. However, RÚV reports that in previous weeks, a completely different kind of target group has emerged.
People who do not have any alarming characteristics of being drug users are now using LSD with the idea that it will not have any ill affect. It concerns the police because this group has not had any experience with drugs nor drug users before, and it seems to be just a trend like any other.
Runólfur Þórhallsson, head of the narcotics department, told reporters that LSD is a misleading drug. He added that police have seized some 200 doses of LSD this year alone, and a combined total of 700 doses last year.
“Even though LSD is depicted as a safe drug, it can make consumers lose all self control and we should really take this matter seriously,” he said.
On the Facebook page of the capital area police, they emphasize the consequences of LSD, saying, “If you spend a night in prison after using this drug, you got off easy.”