Streets in some cities are being inundated with a new form of candy flavored methamphetamine — an illegal but popular drug among the teen population — dubbed “strawberry quick” because it’s made with packets of powdered strawberry and other flavored drink mix added during the cooking process in an effort to make it taste better and to entice new users to try it.
Drug dealers have stooped to new lows coaxing children, teenagers and first time users with sugar-coated methamphetamine and other addicting drugs in an effort to get them hooked. Other flavors reportedly being used include blueberry, orange and chocolate. Sometimes it’s in the form of real candy such as lollipops or mixed with liquid.
So far its affected California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Minnesota.
Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive stimulant drug (a schedule II stimulant, meaning it has a high potential for abuse) that activates certain systems in the brain and is harmful to the central nervous system. It can be injected, snorted, smoked or ingested orally.