Meth

Colorado suspect claimed he was making ‘healthy meth substance’ with acai berries, report says

A Colorado man arrested this week in connection to running a meth lab in his garage reportedly told police that he was making a “healthy meth substance” since it contained acai berries. Craig William Rogers, of Longmont, is now facing numerous charges, including unlawful distribution, manufacturing and dispensing of a controlled substance, according to the Colorado Daily. The newspaper, citing an affidavit, reported that police discovered the alleged operation Tuesday after acting on a tip – and once they tracked down the 49-year-old, he claimed his brand of the drug was a “healthy meth substance.” “No amount of meth is safe, whether it has a berry in it or not,” Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur told the Colorado Daily. “It’s a highly addictive, life-destroying drug.” Satur also said investigators found a “berry-like substance” inside the lab. Court records viewed by the newspaper show that Rogers was released Wednesday on a $15,000 bond.

Normally we don’t post the local crime beat.  But, in this case we’ll make an exception because it illustrates just how dumb some people are, and where we’re going as a society.  Idiots like this are out there convincing others that their fruity version of meth is “healthy,” and there are apparently enough brain trusts out there who will actually fall for that.  Be afraid..

Report: Afghan District Bordering Iran Embracing Crystal Meth Production

Nearly 80 percent of all households in the Afghan district of Ghoryan, located in Herat province along the Iranian border, are involved in some stage of the crystal methamphetamine-making process that is currently fueling addiction epidemics plaguing Afghanistan and Iran, TRT World reported this week. TRT is the national broadcaster of the government of Turkey. According to the United Nations, Herat is the top crystal meth-producing province in Afghanistan. Herat lies on Afghanistan’s border with Iran where crystal meth use is rampant. TRT suggested that the crystal meth epidemic gripping Iran has spilled over to Afghanistan, noting that many Afghan meth “cooks” learned their skills in the Islamic Republic.

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NC Police Find $90 Million in Meth Hidden in Truck Driven by Alleged Illegal Alien

Officials in Linden, North Carolina, discovered 120 gallons of liquid methamphetamine hidden inside the fuel tank of a semi truck being driven by an alleged illegal alien, reports say. Harnett County Sheriff’s officers pulled the truck over on May 19 and discovered the large amount of the liquefied drug. According to WRAL, the liquid was destined to be turned into 454 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and would have had a street value of $90.8 million. The seizure was part of a wider investigation into the trafficking of meth in the area. The truck was crewed by Raul Topete Arreola, 49, and Aquileo Perez Pineda, 48. Pineda was quickly put on an immigration hold while immigration officials looked into Arreola’s immigration status. The pair were charged with three counts each of trafficking methamphetamine and placed under a three million dollar bond.