In addition to all of these reasons not to do cocaine, about 69 percent of the cocaine recently seized in the United States has been diluted with a de-worming drug (levamisole) for livestock that when consumed by people can cause agranulocytosis and neutropenia (fever, swollen glands, painful sores in the mouth and anus, a severely suppressed immune system).
There have been a few cases, first in Canada and then in the United States, of patients with life-threatening infections from agranulocytosis/neutropenia attributed to levamisole-adulterated cocaine. Toxicology reports show that levamisole, along with cocaine, were present in DJ AM’s body at the time of his death.
When you’re buying drugs that orginate from a cartel in a country that could give a damn about what you put into your body and from people who risk their freedom and lives to make a few bucks smuggling it into our country, and then from some shady dealer here in NYC…how many times do you think these substances change hands? How many opportunities exist for all these shady characters to do whatever they want with something that’s sold by the weight? And then you put that “whatever it is” into your body.