25-I, a new synthetic hallucinogenic drug sometimes called “N-Bomb” has caused several deaths including an attendee of the recent Voodoo Festival held at City Park in New Orleans. The drug’s chemical composition of 251-NBOMe, hence the name “N-BOMB”, is an extremely potent synthetic substance that the Drug Enforcement Administration considers analogous to LSD and therefore illegal in all 50 states.
Since the drug has become popular, there has been an increase in overdoses and deaths, according to DEA Special Agent Bob Bell. Deaths include two teenagers in Grand Forks, ND and a 16-year old male in Sacramento, CA. All are believed to have died from an overdose of 25-I.