Crystal Meth is fortunately not common in the UK but it is the drug that turned drug production into a cottage industry in the United States. You see anybody with a trailer home, a check shirt and a negative IQ can cook up meth in a derelict building, a garden shed or even in the kitchen of your home (but you need a three figure negative IQ to do that).
In fact while Meth will provide a stratospheric high when snorted or smoked it would be a deadly poison if drunk in any quantity as you will understand when you see the ingredients.
No wonder then that a man has died after drinking a massive overdose of liquid crystal meth, mistaking it for a health drink.
Romano Dias, 55, had been given a bottle of what appeared to be a fruit-based drink by his daughter Katee, who had found it in a package delivered to her home.
After downing about half a glass of the liquid he immediately began to feel ill and died shortly afterwards.
Mr Diass partner Debra Dulson said in a statement that he had opened the bottle and found a cork under the cap.
She said he took a mouthful of the drink and had said that it tasted awful before complaining that his throat was burning.
You may think I’m cruel mocking the victim of accident but to me there is are several very big doesn’t add up about this story. Like what kind of person would on having a bottle of unidentified liquid delivered to their home whould hand it to a relative to drink. Someone who was already shit faced maybe?
Analysis of the bottle, which had been labelled as a health drink, showed it contained £34,000 of pure methamphetamine. That’s more expensive than an Investment bankers cocktail. Bankers £20,000 cocktails don’t usually do this to them however:
A meth users history is written in the face … and she’s still under 40.
But why do people go near meth if it is that toxic? It may be one of the most addictive drugs available but does make a strong case for legalising drugs because if it were legal the ingredients would have to be printed on the pack.
Sodium hydroxide (Lye), Anhydrous Ammonia, Iodine, Matches – Red Phosphorus, Ephedrine, Ether, , Draino (the clue is in the name), Brake Fluid, Butane Lighter Fluid, Hydrochloric acid. Check here for more info on the individual properties of this drug’s components. Even if you only have the most rudimentary knowledge of chemistry you will understand why meth brewers blow themselves higher than their concoctions would ever take them.
I used to think British teenagers drug of choice, Ketamine (horse dope) was pretty insane, but when we understand how popular meth is in the USA it makes us realise just how fucked American society is.
Drugs? Just say no? And check out any dodgy looking health drinks anyone offers you too.