angel dust


Examples of angel dust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were the PSAs with stars like Ally Sheedy, Kirk Cameron, and Pee-wee Herman delivering dramatic monologues slipped into our after-school specials (many of which had their own anti-drug messaging; one about angel dust, starring Helen Hunt, remains imprinted in my brain. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2020 The history of ketamine Ketamine was first synthesized in 1962 by American scientist Calvin Stevens, who was searching for an anesthetic alternative to phencyclidine, also called PCP or angel dust. Laura Newberrystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2023 On August 27, the Nova Scotia Department of Health sent producer Jon Landau a letter stating that its inspection confirmed the lobster chowder contained PCP, a hallucinogen also known as angel dust. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2022 Prosecutors allege that Lewis and an associate, who were both involved in the drug trade, were driving around South Boston in July 1984 searching for another drug dealer suspected of telling Bulger that Lewis’s associate was selling angel dust. Globe Staff,, 27 May 2022 Friends said that before his death, Mr. Prude had begun to rely more heavily on the drug PCP, also known as angel dust, which can cause erratic behavior. New York Times, 23 Feb. 2021 Police and an ambulance were called to a local restaurant around 10:30 a.m. July 26 regarding an employee whom the caller thought was on the drug known as angel dust (PCP) and was now pacing, angry and otherwise bouncing off the walls. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 30 July 2020 The research found traces of PCP — formally known as Phencyclidine but also angel dust — in 615 blood samples taken during DWI arrests between 2013 and 2018, with the typical user being black men in their 30s. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, 12 Feb. 2020 The indictment says that Duncan’s urine tested positive for Phencyclidine, the hallucinogenic drug also known as angel dust. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angel dust was in 1969

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“Angel dust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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