Methamphetamine, also known as speed, meth, ice, and crystal, is a drug that is gaining popularity in the United States. This drug can be made from over-the-counter decongestants. The Justice Department, in its National Drug Threat Assessment, reports that domestic meth production will increase in the next year because of “smurfing”
“Smurfing” is a method used by meth dealers to get large amounts of the chemicals by buying small quantities of the medicines containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine at several retail locations. The traffickers also use many friends or associates to make the purchases. If they buy quantities under the legal threshold, they have a better chance at remaining undetected.
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