SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A deadly new drug is picking up popularity with teenagers. It's called “Smiles”, but when it’s over, the drug does anything but make you happy.
"I am completely and fully submerged, if you can't tell by my eyes, in a psychedelic world known as 2C-I," said a “Smiles” user, in a YouTube video.
It's the latest killer drug teenagers are tripping out on. Kids call it “Smiles.” It supposedly gives people who use it wild hallucinations can last for hours or days.
"I could just be tripping right now man," said the “Smiles” user.
“Smiles" is blamed for killing two teenagers in North Dakota, and is now popping up in places across the country.
"People just can't take this stuff," said Patrick Fleming, Director of Behavioral Health Division of Salt Lake County.
Utah health expert Patrick Fleming said it's too easy for kids to get their hands on.
"It's like any of these synthetic drugs anybody who's got a college degree in chemistry or biology can synthetically make it," said Fleming.
Fleming said teenagers are the target to use the drug-- and anyone tempted to use “Smiles” should think twice.
"No matter what kind of high it gets you, it's not worth losing your life over," said Fleming.
Although cases of drug overdoes from “Smiles” have popped up across the Mid-West, right now it’s uncertain if the drug is present in Utah. ABC 4 attempted to contact several drug experts, and they did not immediately return our calls.