Saturday, February 03, 2007

Cranked! - Meth Users Turning To Urine To Get High: "When Wright County deputies opened up a smelly rented storage locker last June, they had no idea what they would find. Inside a man had stored 50 gallon jugs of urine.

'The officers that responded looked at it and said, 'yeah, that's odd,'' said Wright County Narcotics Sgt. Becky Howell.

The deputies gave the go-ahead to the owners to throw out the urine. When they did, they got sick.

A week and half later, that report hit Howell's desk.

'I said, 'Oh my gosh, this is a meth lab, this is a urine extraction lab,'' Howell said.

It's a new way to get meth. Some people drink the meth-tainted urine outright to get high. Others filter the drug back out through the cooking process.

'I'm not 100 percent sure what this guy was doing,' said Howell. 'Five years ago, I probably would have been surprised at that. But now, knowing and understanding methamphetamine and an addict's addiction to it, it doesn't surprise me.'"

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