One Source Discusses ‘Strawberry Quik’ Rumors

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Crystal Meth

One Source Discusses ‘Strawberry Quik’ Rumors

A warning about ‘Strawberry Quik’, a pink crystal meth flavored like candy, has exploded on Facebook. The message has moved rapidly across the globe in the last few days, despite efforts to reveal this as a hoax. Healthzone.ca did a little research into this rumor.

Snopes.com, a credible source, did say that police have seized pink crystal meth that looked like candy. The original report of pink, candy flavored meth came in January 2007, from the police in Carson City, Nevada. The later admitted that none of this had really been found. And thus, the urban legend was born. An email ‘rumor’ spread later that year, but it was proved to be a hoax.

A story ran in USA Today, with a quote from the DEA, stating that flavored meth had been found in 9 states. Several months later drugfree.org admitted , “Flavored meth is somewhat akin to the Loch Ness Monster; everyone has heard of it, but first hand sightings are hard to track and verify.”

According to Snopes.com, the initial confusion is that pink colored meth has been found. But, it is not strawberry flavored, and it is not marketed to kids. I would have to agree that it is probably not marketed to kids either. It just doesn’t make sense…why would a drug manufacturer, (who wants to make money) market his drug to a clientele that do not have jobs, or money to buy his product?

Read the full story here. Image courtesy of NevadaAppeal.com.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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