Source: Anova
Date: May 2005

Junky monkeys scare residents

monkeys hooked on opium

Residents of an Indian town are complaining their lives are being made a misery by a troupe of drugged up monkeys.

It is believed the monkeys have become addicted to opium they found in discharges from a drug factory in Ghazipur.

Residents have been hiding inside from the monkeys which have been chasing them and behaving erratically.

The problem is a 200-year-old drug factory that makes medicines after processing opium, according to the United News of India wire service.

Workers at the factory say the monkeys would not have been able to find opium anywhere on the factory premises.

The say the monkeys must have come across opium in effluents from the factory, got high and came back for more.

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