Phencyclidine (PCP)

The History Behind It All

PCP was initially called Sernyl and used as an anesthetic. Later it was used for strictly veterinary purposes because it gave extreme excitement and hallucinations. But it made it's way into the streets because young people disregarded the veterinary purpose only and wanted a new "high". It went to the streets in Haight-Ashbury District in San Francisco.

Slang or Street names for the drug

Angel Dust

Killer Weed