Gulf Coast Drug Trafficking Brief: Strawberry Methamphetamine

Gulf Coast HIDTA

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  • Law Enforcement Sensitive
  • February 2, 2007

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A new kind of methamphetamine that has a strawberry flavor and bright pink coloring was seized for the first time in Carson City, Nevada during a search of an apartment on January 27, 2007. Flavored methamphetamine is the newest metamorphosis of the dangerous street drug. It appears that the flavor and color were added to the meth during the cooking process, instead of afterward, which would mean the drug does not have any less potency than its common counterpart. The colored and flavored methamphetamine, known as “Strawberry Quick” in the Sacramento, California area and now in Carson City, is popular among new users who snort it because the flavoring can cut down on the taste. Teenagers who have been taught meth is bad may see this flavored version as less harmful. “Strawberry Quick” is designed for the younger crowd. If dealers can get younger people using it, they can get long-time buyers.

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