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Monday, March 26, 2007

Candy Flavored Drugs

Back in the 70's they used to sell chocolate and strawberry flavored mescaline. It appears the "candy" coating of drugs has made a resurgence as Mike Connelly over at Corrections Sentencing alerts us to the fact that now they are doing it to Meth.

The appearance of "Strawberry Quick" in Greene County came less than two weeks after the Nevada Department of Public Safety issued a bulletin about flavored methamphetamine seized during a Jan 27 apartment search in Carson City.

"It seems to have progressed very quickly from west to east," Gibson says.

"Strawberry Quick," the bulletin said, "is popular among new users who snort it because the flavoring can cut down on the taste. Teenagers who have been taught meth is bad may see this flavored version as less harmful. 'Strawberry Quick' is designed for the younger crowd."

"They are having a tough time selling this product, especially to young people. What do people in marketing do when they have a tough time selling a product? They have to come up with some sort of gimmick."

Read the article here

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