I was surfing BoingBoing today, and I noticed that there is a scandalously delicious new kind of crystal meth causing yet another drug scare. By combining Pop Rocks with meth, those wicked, mad scientists in their meth labs have been attemting to do a few things:
1. Apparently, meth tastes really bad. They're trying to make it more palatable.
2. Pink, candy-like crystally substance in a baggie is less suspicious and therefore easier to transport than a white, crystally substance in a baggie.
3. Some have suggested, especially as many of the users getting caught with this stuff have been younger, first-time users, that dealers are targeting children. To me, this assertion sounds like the product of those mass-media drug scares. I've never understood why drug dealers would want to hook children. It seems like kids would go get caught immediately, be very likely to snitch on whoever sold them the drugs, and would not have any money. Maybe I'm crazy...
Here's a few links to read more.