SourceThis is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs.
An Associated Press review of lab seizures and interviews with state and federal law enforcement agents found that the new method is rapidly spreading across the nation's midsection and is contributing to a spike in the number of meth cases after years of declining arrests. The new formula does away with the clutter of typical meth labs, and it can turn the back seat of a car or a bathroom stall into a makeshift drug factory. Some addicts have even made the drug while driving.
Oops. I guess we need more band-aid solutions like a Federal ban on buying too many two-litre bottles of Dr. Pepper huh?
Or we could drop this pathetically impotent War on Drug Users for an actual War on Drugs. You know, one that correctly identifies drug addiction as a medical problem, not a criminal one, and provides solutions that actually help to reduce the demand for drugs.
But no, throwing addicts in jail gives too many people a warm and fuzzy feeling.