Breaking Bad-Style Blue Meth Found All Over Phoenix

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In a case of life imitating art, methamphetamine with a tint of blue, just like Walter White's "Blue Sky" product, is turning up routinely on the streets of Phoenix, cops say.

Meth dealers tell their customers the blue powder will get them higher, says Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson, but narcotics officers say it's likely just average meth with some food coloring thrown in.

Phoenix police make small seizures of blue meth every week or two, he says.

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Coloring meth to look like the fictional high-quality stuff in the popular TV show Breaking Bad apparently is part of a trend to make the drug look better to users.

Efforts to restrict the sale of pharmacy drugs used to make meth have worked fairly well over the years, he says, but folks still manage to make meth with pseudoephedrine. The problem for meth makers is that the allergy-relieving drug contains chemical "binders" that help it retain the form of a pill. That may leave the finished product looking lumpy and gross, Thompson says, so the illicit chemists will "wash" the meth with other chemicals or by straining it through coffee filters. The finished product has a more-appealing, "flour-like" appearance.

"The bottom line is, it looks prettier," Thompson says. "Throw in a few drops of blue food coloring and you've taken a product and made it a little more marketable."

It's not just in Phoenix: In January, a Homeland Security official announced that blue meth had been showing up in the Four Corners region and in New Mexico.

Phoenix officials have conducted no tests on the blue meth being found, meaning no one but the person who made it knows for sure what's in it.

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44 comments
Traci Phelps
Traci Phelps

They've been adding Ajax to meth for years to make it turn blue. Yes, Ajax, not food coloring.

Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

I call bullshait. No one makes meth from pharmacy drugs. That's why I have to sign a stupid form every time I buy cold medicine. Idiot law makers fixing a problem that didn't exist. 

Seth White
Seth White

Jimmy Green pink champagne.... also you remember smurf dope !x!

Seth White
Seth White

All the idiots are doing is adding blue food coloring.......old school meth cooks know the ways of cooking smurf meth but its powder only it does not rock up.... old school smurf dope turned blue when melted down

Flippwithtwopz Street Shaman
Flippwithtwopz Street Shaman

I bet the shards look cloudy and also not a 98% purity... funny shit though... don't do any meth or you will die... it's the worst drug in the world for you

Ry Gavin
Ry Gavin

try life imitating art imitating life. adding color to drugs happened as soon as a marketing major got high. Ends up branding meth not a great idea when they track back the supply chain

Vick KG
Vick KG

He lives. Hahaha. Walt is back Jessica .

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

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                  *** Just Legalize It !! ***

Kasey Kauakahi
Kasey Kauakahi

It's not creative when you're copying something. Besides the entertainment factor of the show breaking bad, meth is all around bad news and unworthy of popular hype. I know there is better stuff to write about new times...get with it.

wtf...
wtf...

"but narcotics officers say it's likely just average meth"

Well duh!.... it's not made by Walter White, he's dead.

Travis Wootten
Travis Wootten

So expect some breaking bad reruns on the streets of phoenix?

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

Not a new concept. I used to get pink meth in the 80's called "lovely".

James Thompson
James Thompson

Burned out meth heads with just enough brain cells to remain upright will believe it.

Frank Anthony Ponder
Frank Anthony Ponder

Its funny watching all the tweekers get defensive and respond!! Lmao Johnny Phoenix David Jaguars

Kenn Kanniff
Kenn Kanniff

We wouldn't even have meth if it weren't for the Drug Racket.

Faith Shelton
Faith Shelton

That has been around long before the show.... Believe me.

MGM5
MGM5

At least in Sunnyslope......

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@wtf...  Jesse Pinkman is the new Heisenberg Jr.


Heisenberg is Dead -- Long Live Heisenberg!!

MGM5
MGM5

Still got your teeth, Jimmy?

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