They allegedly intended to create a meth and cocaine trafficking supply chain to Northeast Ohio from Mexico.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, eight people (including five Northeast Ohioans) now face federal charges following what is believed to be the largest methamphetamine bust in the history of the state of Ohio. All individuals have been accused of conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute. They allegedly intended to create a meth and cocaine trafficking supply chain to Northeast Ohio from Mexico.
According to WebMD,
Crystal meth is the common name for crystal methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. There is no legal use for it.
It comes in clear crystal chunks or shiny blue-white rocks. Also called “ice” or “glass,” it’s a popular party drug. Usually, users smoke crystal meth with a small glass pipe, but they may also swallow it, snort it, or inject it into a vein. People say they have a quick rush of euphoria shortly after using it. But it’s dangerous. It can damage your body and cause severe psychological problems.
The powerful rush people get from using meth causes many to get hooked right from the start. When it’s used, a chemical called dopamine floods the parts of the brain that regulate feelings of pleasure. Users also feel confident and energetic.
A user can become addicted quickly and soon finds he will do anything to have the rush again. As he continues to use the drug, he builds up a tolerance. That means he needs higher doses to get the same high. The higher the dose, the higher the risks.
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