MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — Parents of students at a South Bay high school have been warned about a newly-discovered psychedelic drug after one student overdosed on it and was hospitalized this week.
A warning letter to Mountain View High School parents said it’s believed the substance is a synthetic drug known as “DOC” (2,5-Dimethoxy-ChloroAmphetamine), which is similar to LSD and combines hallucinogenic and amphetamine chemicals.
The drug has been around since the early1990s but may be relatively new on the high school scene.
Police say DOC is unpredictable and potentially lethal. “Manufactured drugs are particularly dangerous because the effects aren’t known,” Mountain View Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger. “It’s putting an unknown substance in your body, and it could be the last time you put anything in your body.”