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Segment 3 (Angel Dust) #497580

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
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(Studio) Angel Dust, PCP, described. National Institute on Drug Abuse quoted re: seriousness of this problem.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Arrest of suspect in Hillside strangler slayings, on basis of his own confession, recalled. [SUSPECT - claims he was smoking angel dust, and not responsible for actions leading to his arrest.] Other names for angel dust noted. Effects of using this drug, sometimes smoked with marijuana, noted; filmed. [MAN - can't answer questions.] Chronic user filmed. [2nd MAN - speaks of hallucinations.] Lasting effect of drug noted. [Drug researcher Steven LERNER - tells of violent actions prompted by drug.] Pride House Clinic featured. Film of therapy session shown. [GIRL - describes problems causing drug use, involving incest, lesbianism, etc.] [Pride House Dr. Gerald De ANGELIS - recalls problems such as incest, physical abuse, marital problems, alcoholism, prostitution, drug pushing that cause situations with youth.] Exaggerated faulting of marijuana by society said may be factor in youth failing to heed warnings against angel dust. [LERNER - calls angel dust the most dangerous drug available.]
REPORTER: Don Harris

Brinkley, David;
Harris, Don

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