Thursday, May 10, 2007
From dallasnews.com: The names are cute and hip, but the products drug dealers are peddling with them are deadly nonetheless, according to police who are struggling to keep up with the latest gimmicks aimed at getting young kids hooked on narcotics.
"Cheese" – crushed nighttime cold tablets laced with heroin – has dominated the attention of local narcotics agents as the mixture infiltrates Dallas-area public schools. At least 21 young people have died by overdosing on the drug.
But authorities are on the lookout for other drugs with catchy names, too – especially candy-flavored methamphetamine that appears to be spreading from west to east across the U.S. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]