The border control in Arizona recently prevented $500,000 worth of crystal meth from being distributed in the United States. Drugs continue to be a problem in the state, although border control and law enforcement are working hard to reduce the influx of the illegal substances. With large seizures such as the one that just occurred, public officials are pleased with the prospects of gaining better control over the continuous breach in Arizona’s borders.
Border control pulled over a suspicious looking vehicle and upon searching the truck they noticed that there was a hidden compartment. After further inspecting the compartment the police officers seized 100 pounds of methamphetamine that was believe to be destined for states outside of Arizona.
Methamphetamine is one of the most popular drugs that are manufactured in Mexico. Since the ingredients for the drug are not regulated like they are in most parts of the United States and it can still be manufactured inexpensively, much of what is produced is brought across the boarder. In recent years, most of the crystal meth consumed in this country has come from Mexico.
Crystal meth is a man-made drug that produces an intense high. Users will feel a euphoric effect followed by an intense amount of energy. Quickly after the drug is consumed most addicts will start to feel a heavy paranoia as well as visual and auditory hallucinations. Due to the effects of the drug, many users will stay awake for days on end.
There are many physical and mental side effects to this powerful drug. Many addicts suffer from meth mouth – this occurs when the addict’s teeth rot away and the person has open sores in their mouth. Additionally, because of the hallucinations and paranoia, many addicts may feel that they have bugs crawling on them. They handle this by picking at their skin, oftentimes leaving open sores that are likely to become infected.
Crystal meth is a highly addictive drug that has taken the lives of too many people in our country. Officials hope that seizures like this one will prevent more people from getting addicted to the powerful substance.