Re: Russian Krokodile drug??? NSFW!!!
Here is what happened to my best friends friend. It was a punk way to go out but the drugs made him do it.... Nice guy though. This was so unlike him.
Originally Posted by LE05BUSA
Family members of addicts say those addicted felt they could control their use of the drug for short periods or even stopped using it for a time.
Kandice Wisco said that was the case with her husband, 34-year-old Ralph Wisco.
The couple married in 2000 and three years later started a successful business building swimming pool enclosures.
Before the recession, the company had ample work, keeping as many as five separate work crews busy.
Ralph Wisco supervised the workers while Kandice Wisco kept the books. The couple also diversified their business, buying two additional homes for rental properties. The couple had five daughters and were living a comfortable life.
When the economy tanked, Kandice Wisco said there was still work for the couple, but they let go of most of the workers, and her husband had to do more of the physical labor.
"He was in a lot of pain from (a previous car) accident and from a fall from a ladder. So it was hard to be the kind of father he wanted to be," she said.
Wisco said her husband took painkillers for about a year and got addicted.
It hurt the business.
They lost customers and owed people money because Ralph was using profits and selling supplies to support his drug habit.
Wisco said her husband got off the pain medicines and got clean but, then, with much of the physical work falling on him, Ralph Wisco started looking for something to boost his energy. He found it in bath salts.
Just like Jason Smith, paranoia and agitation soon set in.
Wisco said the doting father and husband began accusing her of breaking into his phone and computer, having affairs and stealing money.
"Very quickly (the drug) got a hold of him like nothing else," she said. "He was constantly beyond paranoid. He would stay up all night. There were constant accusations. And then he couldn't complete a thought, or he would say something over and over again."
When she threatened divorce, he got off the drug for a while, but then started again.
On the night of June 25, the couple went to a local restaurant with friends to celebrate selling one of their rental homes and getting enough cash to stay afloat.
But at the restaurant, the celebration went bad.
"He got angrier by the minute. He had this totally different demeanor," she recalled.
He accused her of trying to pick up men at the bar and of having affairs again.
At 11:30 p.m., an angry Ralph Wisco left the restaurant in his pickup. Kandice Wisco said she and their two friends found him later at their home in northeast Ocala.
Ralph Wisco started to argue again with his wife. He was enraged, one witness later told police.
Their children were in the home crying and screaming. He had thrown Kandice Wisco's clothes and personal belongings across the yard.
When Ralph Wisco found his wife and friends sitting at a patio table, he approached them. Then the confrontation with his wife became violent. He started bashing her head onto the table.
He then took his 9mm pistol, pressed it to her head and threatened to kill her.
When he left, one of the friends tried to talk with Ralph Wisco, but Wisco told him to leave and fired a round to warn him away and walked down an alley toward an empty lot.
Police were called.
"About 10 minutes later we all heard what could have been Ralph screaming something at the top of his lungs and then we heard a gun," she said.
Wisco was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.
He died nine days later.
Kandice Wisco said she is certain her husband was using bath salts or a close derivative.
Since his death, Wisco has tried to convince the police and medical examiner's office to list the probable cause of death as accidental and not an intentional gunshot wound.
She says their children would be better off to think their father's death wasn't suicide.
She also says they would all have been much better off if he had never heard of bath salts.
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
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