How much does Meth cost on the street?
The cost varies according to several factors, including purity of the drug, the region in which it is sold, the source of the drug and availability of the drug. Approximate prices are: $25.00 per ¼ gram; $100.00 per gram; $1,700.00 per ounce. (Experts estimate that one ounce of Meth equals about 110 Meth “hits.”)
Are there any legitimate uses for Meth?
In some cases, doctors prescribe low doses of Methamphetamine for narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder.
How does Meth effect users overall?
This drug stimulates the central nervous system, with effects lasting anywhere from four to 24 hours. Meth use cannot only modify behavior in an acute state, but after taking it for a long time, Meth literally changes the brain in fundamental and long-lasting ways. It kills by causing heart failure, brain damage and stroke.
What other long-term effects can result from using Meth?
Fatal kidney and lung disorders, brain damage, liver damage, blood clots, chronic depression, hallucinations, violent behavior, malnutrition, disturbed personality development, deficient immune system, and Meth psychosisa mental disorder that may be paranoid psychosis or may mimic schizophrenia
What are some signs that one may be using Meth?
One may exhibit anxiousness; nervousness; incessant talking; extreme moodiness and irritability; purposeless repetitious behavior; false sense of confidence and power; aggressive behavior; and severe depression.
What are the federal penalties for Methamphetamine trafficking?
The basic, mandatory minimum sentences under federal law are:
- ten grams equals five years in prison; and
- 100 grams equals ten years in prison