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Dealers Making Drugs for Kids

Heroin mixed with cold medicine is a hit with middle-school customers
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2007 9:52 AM CDT
Dealers Making Drugs for Kids
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(Newser) – Drug traffickers are pursuing the middle-school crowd by mixing snortable dope with everyday products like cold medicine and candy, and pushing the product under kid-friendly names. A blend of black tar heroin and Tylenol PM labeled "cheese" has been linked to the deaths of 19 teenagers in Dallas.

In Arkansas, dealers fused Methamphetamine with powder from a children's milk drink and peddled it as "Strawberry Quick."  Teenage junkies are lured by the cheap—as low as $2 a hit—and needle-free drugs. This year, the Dallas school district police has already collared 122 students for possession of the heroin-Tylenol PM mix. The average age: 14. (Read more drugs stories.)

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