‘Shake-and-Bake’ Meth on the Rise, Creating New Addicts and Arrests

August 25, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A new cheaper and easier method for making the addictive drug, methamphetamine is on the rise across the country, leading to a surge in arrests for meth possession and distribution and creating a new generation of hopeless meth addicts.

The new cooking method needs only a 2 liter soda bottle, a few cold pills and fuel, making it easy to skirt current anti-meth laws, which monitors and restricts purchases of cold medication.

The new cooking method to produce meth is called, the “shake and bake” or one-pot method. The shake and bake method allows users to cook meth on the run, without having to resort to creating time-consuming meth labs.

Meth users can throw in a small number of cold pills containing the decongestant pseudoephedrine into a 2-liter Coke bottle, add some fire and fuel and shake the container to generate enough pressure to cook meth in small batches. The method is highly flammable, often shooting out fire like a homemade flamethrower, with the whole mixture sometimes exploding.

Meth users can enter any drug store in the country and easily purchase the relatively small amount of cold pills needed for the shake and bake method under current laws.

After years of a sharp drop in meth arrests, law enforcement officials across the country are reporting an alarming increase in arrests.



2 Responses to “‘Shake-and-Bake’ Meth on the Rise, Creating New Addicts and Arrests”

  1. Drug News on September 8th, 2009 10:28 am

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  2. kevin liberatore on July 11th, 2010 1:47 am

    Who would want to take meth? Gross drug with potential l to take your life. Crazy shit, guys..

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