Monday, August 21, 2006

187 Of Meth In Buford

Police sieze 187 pounds of crystal meth in Buford, Ga.

I am a proponent of the legalization of drugs, however, having seen the effects of this particularly nasty drug, I have little crisis of conscience that it is off the street.


Garrett said...

That's kind of an odd sentiment. I mean, if (these) drugs were legalized, you wouldn't find these situations in the first place. Criminalization of (some) drugs creates situations like these.

I agree that meth is nasty, but I find it hard to cheer this situation, considering it won't hurt the demand or profitability of future meth production, and especially considering that we wouldn't have to worry about situations like this if it were legal.

I suppose that this will, in the short term, keep this batch out of the hands of users, and keep these particular producers (or transporters) from producing any more. Of course, it will also drive up the cost of meth locally, which generally means more petty crime and desperation among users.

I dunno. I guess it's good that the drugs will be destroyed. I just always have to laugh at the cops strutting around with their press conferences and their folding tables covered with their haul. Ooh, look at you, big man, you found some evil drugs. Now go home, smoke a carton of Reds, drink a case of MGD, and let the irony lull you to sleep.

griftdrift said...

I understand the irony, Garrett. It's just one of those situations where heart and head battle.

Garrett said...

Heh, I hope you didn't think I was referring to you with the "irony" comment. That was directed at the cops.

griftdrift said...

Stupid internet. Doesn't leave much room for shades of context, eh?

Still, it's a valid comment.