SC CRJU 101 - Drugs and Crime (5 pages)

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CRJU 101 1st Edition Lecture 16 Outline of Last Lecture I Jails Outline of Current Lecture II Club Drugs a MDMA b Date Rape Drugs III Cocaine Crack IV Methamphetamines Meth V Heroine VI Marijuana Current Lecture Club Drugs Ecstasy molly synthetic psychoactive substances often found in cubs bars raves etc MDMA Ecstasy o XTC hug drug E o Effects on the body o Rates of usage 4 of high school seniors o Short circuits your system takes away your body s ability to regulate its temperature heart rate goes up get dehydrated go into heat stroke MDMA in SC o Greenville Columbia college students and the coast o Atlanta is the main distribution hub o Primary users in SC 20 25 college students and young professionals Meth X or Extreme Ecstasy combo of meth and ecstasy These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute o Date rape drugs o Rohypnol Roofies roach rope Incapacitate victims Prevent them from resisting sexual advances Importing to US banned o Ketamine K Special K Cat Killer Anesthetic used in medical settings 90 for veterinary use Dream like states and hallucinations About a 60 minute high Cocaine Crack They are not the same but they have the same pharmaceutical properties Cocaine o Powdered hydrochloride HCI salt form o More pure Snorted Dissolved in water and injected 15 30 minute high extremely addictive Crack o Rock form diluted Commonly mixed with baking soda sugar litocaine Crack cookies Heated and smoke vapors Called crack because of the crackling sound when heated for smoking Short high about 5 10 minute high Signs of people using o Their teeth o Brillow pad as a filter for smoking it o Fingertips are usually burned and wont have fingerprints Origins o Originated in South America o Coca leaves would chew on them when on high levels of altitude to prevent altitude sickness o Most potent CNS stimulant of natural origin o Dilution of pure cocaine o A lot comes from Colombia drug cartels would make around 60 million a day in their prime Effects on the body o Euphoric feelings o Reduced fatigue o Mental alertness o People can develop a tolerance so you need a higher dose o You can also develop a sensitivity to it and can overdose Cocaine crack in SC o Comes from Mexican Drug Trade Organizations o Interstates and port of Charleston I 95 come Florida We search 1 2 of ships for cocaine crack in Charleston so they have a good shot of being undetected Methamphetamines Meth Stimulant drug with strong effects on CNS Speed chalk meth ice crystal glass Smoke snort drink or inject Originally used in WWII people had to stay up to work late and soldiers used it as well prescribed also as a weight loss drug a cure all for anything basically even depression Stopped prescribing it because it s extremely addictive Effects on the body o Feel like you don t need to sleep o Dehydrates you o Does nasty things to your skin face Meth Labs o Can be made out of anything basically o Extremely dangerous and explosive o Alcohol gasoline paint thinner Freon acetone chlorine ammonia lye etc Prices in Columbia o 12 00 15 00 lb wholesale o 900 1 100 oz mid level o 80 120 gram retail Meth in SC o Not as prevalent as it has been o Comes from Mexico California and Atlanta Heroine Narcotic derived from Opium from poppy plants Morphine comes from the same plant Not all opiates are illegal Types of Heroin o o o Pure white powder rarely sold on streets Impure white to brown Black tar dark brown to black sticky SW and Western US and is typically injected into your veins most common Usage o 1 5 of population 12 and over Health Effects Addiction and Withdrawal in black tar they re mixing it with other opiates o euphoria happiness awake and then drowsy to the point of repertory failure sometimes o can over dose on a very small amount because you don t know what all s in it o withdrawals are very traumatizing and people say that they would rather die then go through the process o dirty needles high risk of HIV people have issues with the lining of their heart Where does heroin in the US come from o Mexico Marijuana Is the most common drug in the US as well as the world How much weed has been seized in 2008 in the world 6600 6587 metric tons 34 miles of weed Grown in tropical temperate regions o Jamaica Colombia Mexico o 19 in US grown domestically leaves and buds smoked eaten tea Effects on the body o Good feeling hungry Cost in Atlanta area 2006 o 500 1000 lb commercial grade o 3000 5000 lb domestic high grade Marijuana in SC o Going to take a long time but will most likely happen eventually Medical use o Get a card that says you have a prescription Legalization o Oregon Washington Colorado Alaska DC Over 60 of these states are federal land not legalized by the federal government even though some states have legalized it


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