Blue meth in New Mexico is causing a very definite concern among state authorities this week, as a recent discovery of the “Breaking Bad” drug was found for the first time within New Mexico borders. Police officials fear that the widespread success of “Breaking Bad” is encouraging viewers to try and use the dangerous and addictive drug. The Inquisitr goes into depth on this potential connection and the officials' health warning to steer clear of the meth this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
The blue meth in New Mexico is believed to be at a sudden high due to the popularity of the hit AMC series reaching so many in the public, featuring the iconic Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. State authorities are now saying that they are encountering numerous batches of the “Breaking Bad” popularized drug much more commonly in late 2013 and early 2014 already. While blue meth is certainly not a new drug, the Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that these findings mark the first time that this particular drug has appeared in New Mexico, the same state where the successful television team filmed the AMC series.
“It is truly bad. We’re concerned that individuals may find it sexy and want to try it and utilize the drug and it’s very addictive,” a spokesman for the law, Kevin Abar, said in a statement this week.
Quite contrarily to the blue meth so often found in a “Breaking Bad” episode, the coloring of the actual drug often signals a very possible danger to users. The additive in this particular brand is said to make the meth even more dangerous than other types of the illicit drug, and police are no doubt hoping to put an end to the blue meth in New Mexico before it becomes anything akin to a craze.
According to the press release:
“Sales of the Breaking Bad-inspired blue crystal meth have increased significantly over the past year or so. Authorities said second-hand dealers also cooked up a red-tinted version of the drug. However, the blue meth’s association with the hit television series has turned it into a hot commodity among users.”
“This is real life,” concluded a source. “Not a show. Don’t do drugs.”