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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 08:18 AM
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5. That's nuts
A box of pseudoephedrine, as purchased at a discount store, is still about $2 for 18 doses of 30 mg. You get a gram out of two boxes ($4). For a one-gram yield of meth, you'd need 5 to 10 grams of PSE, or $10-20. And that's just using PSE as the precursor.

Then you have to consider that while the "recipe" to make meth is not particularly complicated, it's no trivial undertaking, either. It's barely worth it (financially as well as regarding legal risk) to use OTC PSE as drug stock. If I'm not mistaken, the precursor of choice is phenyl-2-propanone, which is a lot cheaper than PSE, and quite easily acquired by criminal organizations.

This is yet another puritanical health scare. They have (temporarily) replaced sex panics as guaranteed vote-getters.

Speed Kills. But so does ignorance.

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