What is Monkey Dust?

Alex Matthews-King, writing for The Independent:

Police officers in the West Midlands are warning of a “public health crisis” over a new synthetic drug known as monkey dust that can be bought for as little as £2.

The drug causes hallucinations and paranoia, and users have been known to climb trees and buildings and will lash out at members of the emergency services who approach them. [...]

Monkey dust is also known as MDPV and comes as an off-white powder which can be swallowed, injected or snorted.

I can't say that I know much about MDPV, but I did enjoy Steve Rolles' tweet thread takedown of this article published by The Independent