A boy in Detroit, Michigan, is picked up by police, screaming that one of the policemen has turned into a giant bat. A man in Washington, D.C., is arrested while singing naked in a supermarket. A San Francisco Bay Area man kills his mother, father and grandfather. The common denominator in these bizarre behaviors is that each person was under the influence of angel dust or PCP-the latest fad drug to capture the fancy and consciousness of young people. Called by various names on the street - hog, superweed, lovely, goon, and superkools - the technical name for angel dust is phencyclidine hydrochloride. (PCP for short.) It was first developed as a tranquilizer in the 1950s, but the drug was abandoned because it led to unpredictable and violent side effects. During the youth revolution of the '60s it made a brief . appearance on the drug scene.
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