Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Get meth. It pays!

Today's Times of Acadiana has an article on Meth Awareness Day, which I'm now aware is tomorrow. Check out the following excerpts. They're free, dude!

Thursday is Meth Awareness Day. The drug, previously associated primarily with rural low-income Caucasian usage, is quickly spreading...

Washington's office is specifically targeting educating women, students and those in industries where people have to stay up for longer periods of time...

George Crowder, who works narcotics with the Lafayette Sheriff's Department, says meth is not as common in Acadiana as it is in northern Louisiana and parts of the Midwest -- and he's not sure why.

"We don't see meth as often as we see marijuana," Crowder says. "You can theorize all you want, but nobody knows for sure why they don't cook as much down here as they do up there. We've only had three meth labs so far this year." [...]

"Now, Mexico has picked up that slack with their super labs. They make really good meth there,' Babineaux says...

"That's what got me working in narcotics," Crowder says.

Listening to Crowder explain the basics of how meth works gets your attention...

Stuart Gauthier, with Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, says anhydrous ammonia isn't used around Acadiana very much.

"Around here, I don't see where that fertilizer is used much anymore," he says. "When I was a kid, a lot of farmers had tanks. It's kind of dangerous. In north Louisiana it's still used a lot in cotton."

Today's lesson, kiddies? Whether it's drugs or unintentionally ambiguous words, tweaking is bad!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where have these people been? In the sixties it was in the student population and in the fifties, prescription amphetamines were very popular in my small city in high school.

Phillip said...

Mmmmmm.... hilbilly heroin. How prescient of his mother to name him "Rush," no? Personally I think the Democrats introduced meth into the midwest to get back at Reagan for introducing crack to the inner-cities. That would make for an interesting research paper.