Some people clearly don’t keep up with legislation. Who among us does, really? I know I don’t follow every new little law and if I was an Albuquerque meth head struggling to make ends meet maybe I’d look at all the new laws on medical cannabis and think, “Hey, if they did it for pot, I have no reason to suspect that they did the exact same thing for meth”.
Lo and behold, Ginger Sharpe who was on parole for something presumably dodgy when her parole officer noticed some unusual results on her blood tests. It was pretty clear Ginger had been recreationally using methamphetamine which, unsurprisingly, was firmly against the conditions of her parole and release from prison.
But Ginger Sharpe had a pretty wild excuse for the meth coursing through her veins.
She says it had been prescribed to her by a doctor. Even better, she had a prescription bottle complete with a falsified label that read “medical meth”. Unsurprisingly, her parole officer was not convinced, although he did describe the fake prescription bottle and its label as “sophisticated”. So while it may have been an incredibly stupid idea, it seems that it was at least executed with some degree of thought.
Although, again, we have to wonder how anyone could think that a policeman would be swayed by a fake prescription bottle that read “medical meth”.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system and is most often used as an illicit recreational drug or, occasionally, as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At lower doses it can create alertness, increase endurance, concentration and overall energy as well as reduce appetite and improve weight loss. At higher doses it can cause your skeletal and muscular systems to breakdown, your teeth and hair to fall out, and it can even cause bleeding on the brain. It is a very addictive drug with a severe withdrawal phase, and is illegal in most countries worldwide.