Texas is no stranger to users of methamphetamines, but a new take on this deadly drug has been discovered in North Texas. Methamphetamine in liquid form has been found on smugglers taking the drug along their distribution routes. Law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Agency have discovered the drug being transported in dual-tank pickup trucks, with one tank full of fuel and the other with meth. This combination is combustible and can prove dangerous for drivers on the roadways, but this is only one of the concerns that law enforcement has with the drug.
What is liquid meth?
Liquid meth is dissolved in water and may be stored in plastic bottles that resemble soda or other soft drinks. Since it looks like a familiar container, it is rarely questioned by authorities. Once the liquid meth has reached its destination, users can boil away the water and use the drug in its solid form. While drinking liquid meth can be fatal, users can soak a piece of paper in the product and put it on their tongue to absorb into the body. Soaking paper in the drug also allows it to be sent through the mail in the form of a letter or document.
Law Enforcement on Heightened Alert
Law enforcement has expressed concern at the transport and storage of liquid meth and how accessible it can be to unintentionally ingest the drug. Since more liquid can be consumed, there is a worry about an increase in overdose deaths as a result of its use. Even if it is not consumed in liquid form, a large amount of the crystal or powder product can be obtained from the liquid meth.
Meth is currently seen as the number one drug threat in Houston and North Texas. With the accessibility and increase of liquid meth in the area, law enforcement only projects the threat will worsen before it gets better. Recovering addicts in the area have noted that meth is a cheaper than many other drugs and can keep the user high for longer. With the accessibility and ease of liquid meth, the cost for the product is rapidly decreasing.
With the publicity surrounding the increase of liquid meth in Houston, law enforcement will be on heightened alert to identify the drug. Those that are arrested in connection with liquid meth have rights under the law. With thousands of drug cases being handled, you can be confident that Mark Morasch, Attorney at Law knows how to help.