Warning: All Parents Be Aware of Strawberry Quick – Facts Analysis


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Warning, All Parents Be Aware of Strawberry Quick

Story:

All parents please be aware!! …There is a drug going around the schools …Its known as Strawberry Quick …or strawberry meth …it looks like pop rocks kids eat & also smells like strawberries & also comes in other flavors like chocolate etc … Please tell your children not to take candy from anyone even a class mate because this drug that looks like pop rocks is actually crystal meth rocked up with strawberry flavor & can kill them :`( …Please Re-post!!! so all parents are aware of this …Thank You! This is happening all over the country!!!! Please pray for all the children!!

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Strawberry Quick Chocolate Candies

Analysis:

The message claims that there is a drug circulating in the form of strawberry flavor chocolate candies, called as Strawberry Quick or Strawberry meth which is deadly for children, because it is a crystal meth rocked up with strawberry flavor. You can find the picture of Strawberry Quick in the image section below. There is certain amount of fact associated with it, but the warning message is exaggerated and not accurate.

Meth, short form of Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant recreational drug which is some times used for its euphoric and stimulant properties by some people. In early 2009, Arkansas police (located in southern region of USA) has discovered that some people are using ‘Strawberry Quick’, which is a powdered mix to give the drug a pink color and make it sweet, to make the harsh tasting chemical more palatable. The colored crystal meth did resemble strawberry candy. The police believed that traffickers and other drug sellers can mask this harmful drug as Strawberry candies and target potential people including youngsters. This was the only concern about this drug warning. Children were not specifically targeted with these pink candies meth. There weren’t any serious reports about kids being targeted with such candies of meth. In fact, the U.S government introduced legislation to penalize the drug dealers who market candy-flavored meth to children. The number of methamphetamine reports in US also dropped since then.

This warning became significant because of the media attention about strawberry flavored meth. It is a fact that drug dealers in the past have been marketing meth using such flavoring techniques, but probably they are not specifically targeting kids. More so, because children in general do not have the money to purchase such costly candies.

Therefore, the exaggerated warning about strawberry quick in this message is a hoax, but as a safety measure, it is good for the parents to educate their children about this issue.

And yes, you can spread this awareness.

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of hoax and facts.

References:

Methamphetamine
Flavored meth use on the rise
Meth targets users
Legislation to penalize meth drug dealers


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