'Candy' Meth Emerges In Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO: Authorities say the flavoring and coloring of methamphetamine is a new and dangerous strategy that drug dealers are using to enhance the drug's appeal among younger teenagers.
A drug bust Saturday in Carson City, Nev., revealed the new look of meth.
Tinted slightly red, the meth had been cooked and then flavored to resemble candy.
"This would be the stuff that they're calling, 'strawberry quick,'" said Carson City Sheriff Sgt. Darrin Sloan. "When they consume it, they don't get that bad taste from the meth."
In San Francisco, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics reported some of their teenage patients have recently begun to use meth flavored with chocolate.
San Francisco police told CBS 5 that they had confiscated some off-colored meth just last week.
"We asked them why it's a different color, and they said they're cooking it now with Coca-Cola, different flavors of soda," said San Francisco police officer John Andrews.
"Strawberry meth -- near as we know -- has been only been around since the beginning of the year. We're talking a couple of weeks," Stalcup said.
Now there's some of the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country great. It's nice to see the small buisnessman being innovative and providing his consumer base what they really want. No complaining about cheap foreign imports of cocaine or heroin, instead, providing a higher quality and more appealing domestic product. I think it's only a matter of time before we see Strawberry Meth in the movies and rap videos as product placement. Strawberry Meth, because it's berrytastic.
Personally, I'm waiting for the cherry flavored.