|When we were young we were warned against taking candy from strangers. We'd do well to remember that advice as we hit our teen and adult years. Strangers aren't handing out ecstasy because they are nice people any more than those strangers with candy had our best interests in mind.|
There is no quality control in street drugs, even though some may be coloured, shaped, and stamped in an effort to fool potential users into believing they are. Illicit drug manufacturers and dealers do what it takes to increase profit margins and there is no government inspection agency to make sure their products are what they say they are...or, that they are safe.
Illicit drug manufacturers will use cheaper ingredients, even if those ingredients are dangerous. Or, more likely, they will add addictive ingredients to ensure a future clientele.
Here is a good link for further information on ecstasy and other illicit drugs:
The 13-year old heroine in my novel THE TRAZ falls in with a biker gang. Biker gangs are notorious international agents of street drugs.
Eileen Schuh, Author