Rachel Mitchell, a Westerville, Ohio resident, was arrested after allegedly telling police that her friend sold her spider's eggs instead of crack cocaine. She had checked herself into a hospital before reporting the situation to law enforcement, according to ABC.
Mitchell reportedly felt that she had spiders crawling around inside her after smoking the drugs. After consulting medical professionals, Mitchell gave over the crack, which in turn was given to security and turned into the police. Mitchell reportedly told an officer that she wanted the crack tested for spiders.
Delusional parasitosis — also known as delusional infestation, formication, or Ekbom's syndrome — is a common symptom felt after certain kinds of drug usage.
The officier examined the drugs, presented in a cigarette box containing a glass pipe “with burnt ends” and a small white plastic container, in which there were two pieces of burnt copper mesh and a small white rock inside the box, according to NBC.
Mitchell was ultimately charged with possession of controlled substance, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
[Photo: Westerville Police Department]
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