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Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth

Crystal methamphetamine is an illegal narcotic that is beginning to flood the Florida peninsula. The drug known as “meth,” “ice” and sometimes “glass” gets its name from the color, shape and size of how the drug is illegally made. The drug is made easily with over the counter medicines and household products. Most crystal meth is made in homes or garages in Florida but a growing trend is to produce the drug in roving labs. Roving labs are set up in the back of pick-up trucks or vans and the drug is produced on the go. The meth cookers are working to get the ephedrine that is the main ingredient in the illegal producing of Meth. Ephedrine is relatively a new drug in our history. Ephedrine was first documented in… […]

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Police Car Searches in Drug Cases

Police Car Searches in Drug Cases

Hernandez Falcon was arrested by Palm Beach County deputies for possessing a synthetic drug Methamphetamine and drug equipment. The arrest came as a response to a car crash at the 6000 block of Forest Hill Boulevard according to affidavit. Hernandez Falcon was found passed out in the passenger car seat and without pants. Mr. Falcon didn’t respond to deputy questions. When a car search was performed, deputies discovered a pair of blue shorts, a digital scale disguised as a digital camera, a glass pipe, and a camouflage-colored grinder in the shape of a grenade. Also found in the car’s center console wass a baggie containing methamphetamine. Hernandez Falcon, 27, is facing three counts of possession of drug equipment and one count of possessing a synthetic drug. The story was reported… […]

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Crystal Meth Penalties in Florida

Crystal Meth Penalties in Florida

South Florida needs to brace itself for what is coming ashore and being driven into the State of Florida from the Western United States, Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth or Meth is the short term for Crystal Methamphetamine. Meth can be injected, snorted or smoked.  The high or rush from Meth is very strong and provides the user, reportedly after only one use, with a life time of addiction. Users have reported that the high begins simultaneously with the use of the illegal drug and can last as long as 24 hours.  Meth users have reported that the drug provides a sense of energy or hyperactivity that is caused by stimulating the brain and central nervous system by causing dopamine levels in the brain to uncontrollable rise. The rise of dopamine… […]

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How Pharmacy Databases are Leading to Arrests of Meth Makers

How Pharmacy Databases are Leading to Arrests of Meth Makers

Authorities are cracking down on methamphetamine labs across Florida in a new way – through an online database. A new statewide database will now block cold and allergy pill purchases in an effort to curb the growth of meth labs. According to an article in WPTV News, Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are key ingredients in making methamphetamine, and they are found in cold and allergy medicine. Usually extra-strength decongestants like 12-hour Sudafed, Claritin-D, and Allegra-D are the ingredients meth makers use to mix with household chemicals to sustain their meth labs. The new law The new legislature launched in January and now allows an individual to buy only 9 grams of ephedrine products per month, according to WPTV News. According to state data, 40,000 illegal ephedrine sales have already been blocked… […]

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Meth Crimes in Palm Beach County

Meth Crimes in Palm Beach County

Methamphetamine is a serious and increasing threat in Florida. The most common “street names” for meth are “crystal,” “ice” and “crystal meth”. The drug has always been available and abused in the rural Palm Beach County areas but recently it has been seen in suburban and metropolitan areas. Methamphetamine production, distribution, and abuse are often associated with violent crime. Most of the meth available in this area is produced in high volume laboratories in California and Mexico, but now meth is produced locally in meth labs. These labs can be located anywhere – the house next door, hotels, motels, RV’s, campers, trailers and public storage facilities. There is a misconception that they are only located in shacks and run down motels. Not true. These labs have been found in very… […]

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