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Toxic methamphetamine batch containing fentanyl may be circulating in Santa Clara County

Original post made on Aug 15, 2021

There may be an extremely toxic batch of methamphetamine containing fentanyl circulating around Santa Clara County, county prosecutors announced Friday.

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Posted by Anonymous And On Parole
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

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Sadly, there are countless homeless people who are meth addicts.

When I was in county jail (Elmwood) following an arrest for grand theft auto, I discovered that a sizable number of inmates were previously homeless and awaiting trial for drug possession or final sentencing.

Upon conviction, most are remanded to county jail for a period up to one year depending on prior arrests/convictions and then they are released. Upon release, boarding the light rail in Milpitas easily takes them back to their preferred San Jose encampments or Mountain View/Palo Alto (midpeninsula) habitats via Caltrain.

Surprisingly and after an absence of illicit contraband during incarceration, the first thing many of them try to do upon release is score some meth or a pack of cigarettes.

From what I have learned, most of the illegal fentynal is being manufactured in China and then shipped to Mexico where it is smuggled by drug cartels into the United States. Meth is easily manufactured in the United States by independent drug entrepreneurs with a knowledge of chemistry and access to the right ingredients.

Manufacturing meth is very dangerous due to its explosive inflammability and hopefully there are no such meth labs in residential Palo Alto. A commercial site (i.e. the Charleston Road area or east of 101) would be less hazardous but still illegal.

This is no easy issue to remedy as some individuals are driven by artificial and powerful stimulants such as meth and cocaine. Meth is the 'poor man's coke' and readily available to the homeless in varying degrees of potency and purity.

There is also big money to be made in the manufacturing and distribution tiers.

Fortunately I do not have a substance abuse issue that detracts me from carrying out my other professions.


Posted by Peter Crist
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on Aug 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

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Posted by Tahir Amad
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on Aug 15, 2021 at 9:43 am

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Posted by In God We Trust
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on Aug 15, 2021 at 10:14 am

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Posted by Chuck B.
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on Aug 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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Posted by Jennifer
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on Aug 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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Not only is a small amount of fentanyl a cheaper option for drug dealers. Fentanyl is very addictive and it keeps the addict wanting more, therefore a higher profit for the drug dealers. Very sad.


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on Aug 15, 2021 at 5:19 pm

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