Warning Parents to Be Aware of Drug in Strawberry Quick: Fact Check


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Warning, All Parents Be Aware of Strawberry Quick

Story:

Warning 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!!

Picture of Strawberry Quick Chocolate Candies
Strawberry Quick Chocolate Candies

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New drug in Schools…Please pass this on even if you do not have kids in school. Parents should know about this drug.This is a new drug known as ‘strawberry quick ‘.There is a very scary thing going on in the schools right now that we all need to be aware of.There is a type of crystal meth going around that looks like strawberry pop rocks (the candy that sizzles and ‘pops’ in your mouth). It also smells like strawberry and it is being handed out to kids in school yards. They are calling it strawberry meth or strawberry quick.

Kids are ingesting this thinking that it is candy and being rushed off to the hospital in dire condition. It also comes in chocolate, peanut butter, cola, cherry, grape and orange.Please instruct your children not to accept candy from strangers and even not to accept candy that looks like this from a friend (who may have been given it and believed it is candy) and to take any that they may have to a teacher, principal, etc. immediately.

Pass this email on to as many people as you can (even if they don’t have kids) so that we can raise awareness and hopefully prevent any tragedies from occurring..!!

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Fact Check:

The warning message claims there’s a drug circulating in the form of strawberry flavor chocolate candies, called as Strawberry Quick or Strawberry meth which is deadly for children. Allegedly, crystal meth drug is rocked up with strawberry flavor. Although there is grain of truth in it, the warning message is not accurate.

About the Drug Warning in Strawberry Quick Candies

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. Note, such drug warning messages about Strawberry Quick also accompanied some unrelated, disturbing images of harm caused in children.

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

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of Hoax and Facts.

References:

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


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