The latest thing in the drug world is crystal meth that’s been flavored with strawberry or chocolate:

Now, parents have one more drug to worry about. A new kind of methamphetamine could be on its way to Middle Tennessee. It’s called "strawberry meth" or "children’s meth."

The drug is flavored and made to look like the candy pop rocks. . . .

"They’re using strawberry Quik like Nestle’s quik, the mixes to flavor it, and they’re promoting it with items that kids maybe attracted to," he said. . . .

Police said the emergence of flavored meth is a way drug dealers are trying to hide the ingredients such as gasoline, lye and battery acid, which are all used to make meth. . . .

In addition to Memphis, police have found flavored meth in Arkansas, Missouri, and Nevada. Metro police said they’ve not seen this drug in Nashville.

This reminds me of cigarette companies using cartoon characters to appeal to children in order to get them hooked early on a lifetime addiction. That practice was outlawed about two decades ago and this should be too!

Oh wait.

Isn’t this a wonderful world?