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Unread 01-31-2011, 11:31 AM
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The ABQ meth myth makes for muy bueno TV!

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Unread 01-31-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Dang someone beat me to the Breaking Bad jokes...

Anyways, when I went to high school in ABQ occasionally meth labs would blow up near the school and we'd have to go on lockdown for a while...
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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Post Yes, there's a Meth problem in ABQ

There has been a huge problem with Meth in ABQ and unless you have someone you know who's involved in the lifestyle, you're more than likely to think it's not problematic. There are many labs in all parts of ABQ, Edgewood, Bernalillo and Moriarty. They are even coming up with new ways to make it now that it's more difficult for "pillers" to buy and steal Sudaphed.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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There has been a huge problem with Meth in ABQ and unless you have someone you know who's involved in the lifestyle, you're more than likely to think it's not problematic. There are many labs in all parts of ABQ, Edgewood, Bernalillo and Moriarty. They are even coming up with new ways to make it now that it's more difficult for "pillers" to buy and steal Sudaphed.
Really? Do you have facts? The map is dated 2006. FRONTLINE: the meth epidemic: map - the reach of meth | PBS
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: ABQ, NM
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Meth use has been going down. Most of what was being used wasn't made in New Mexico, it was made in Mexico. Mexico has finally been able to fight the problem more and so people stopped using here because it was harder to get. Now we are back to heroin.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Meth use has been going down. Most of what was being used wasn't made in New Mexico, it was made in Mexico. Mexico has finally been able to fight the problem more and so people stopped using here because it was harder to get. Now we are back to heroin.
This is correct. Since Mexico banned pseudoephedrine, meth trade and usage decreased. The downside is that people started using other drugs, namely heroine. Heroine usage tripled from 2006 to 2010 in Albuquerque. There was a front page article about this in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday, March 6th. Copying the link isn't working, but you can google

Albuquerque Journal Justice System Sees Huge Increase in Heroin Cases

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Unread 03-14-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Meth use has been going down. Most of what was being used wasn't made in New Mexico, it was made in Mexico. Mexico has finally been able to fight the problem more and so people stopped using here because it was harder to get. Now we are back to heroin.
That seems to be more in line from my current understanding. Alcohol is also way up there, if you want to count it as a drug. I think some of the other states have higher meth problems than New Mexico... I did not look up the numbers (if current reliable ones are available).


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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: very new to Ossining NY
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Or run for public office. I seriously think we'd lose half of them if all our elected officials, judges, etc., had to undergo random drug testing to keep their jobs.

The question we need to ask ourselves is, why don't we random drug test people with the power to make us submit to drug tests?
You have a very good point!! Tomorrow I am going back to court to hopefully get my sentence terminated, after 2 1/3 years of probation for a non-violent and non-drug related crime. I'm not justifying my actions. I got what I deserved.

However, when I was in jail, pre-sentence, I was told by many illegal drug sellers, that there was a large market for pot, coke and "party girls" among judges, prosecutors and a couple of past police chiefs here in Honolulu, the very people who bring charges against the public. I do believe some of it, as there have been quite a few cases of cops being charged with vehicular manslaughter, and even pot possession over the years I've lived here.

I don't have any priors and I've never done any drugs, except a few joints my friends shared with me in high school. I've never bought drugs and never would. I won't go into all the documents that have been "lost" from my case file, annoying both me and my shrink.

I got what I deserved, and so should the ones in authority, prosecuting the rest of us. Some are very decent and do believe in rehab (thank God, my judge seems to be one), but some just seem to like giving out punishment and getting their pound of flesh.

No doubt, law enforcement/corrections can be very disillusioning careers, and some end up very jaded. However, most of the women inmates I meet in jail, some I became very fond of, and didn't remain in contact with because it would jeopardize my case, were not bad people. Most were desperate people, usually poor, who had made desperate and poor choices. Actually, only one very beautiful young woman struck me as a smart, manipulative sociopath. A few others were obviously sociopaths, just not very smart.

My shrink says there appears to be some projection in law enforcement/corrections/judicial system. It isn't, many times, about being just or justice.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: ABQ, NM
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This is correct. Since Mexico banned pseudoephedrine, meth trade and usage decreased. The downside is that people started using other drugs, namely heroine. Heroine usage tripled from 2006 to 2010 in Albuquerque. There was a front page article about this in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday, March 6th. Copying the link isn't working, but you can google

Albuquerque Journal Justice System Sees Huge Increase in Heroin Cases

to get the link to the article.
Doing heroine is alright, but I would stay away from heroin.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Doing heroine is alright, but I would stay away from heroin.
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