Ok, I have to warn you – this post is a bit weird. I have never heard of this “myth” before until I ran across I Need Coffee’s archive of articles. One title caught my eye – Coffee Meth Myth? Coffee and drugs? A bomb of a combination, isn’t it? So what is it all about?
Apparently, last year, a rumor circulated around the Internet that coffee pots in hotels were being used to make home made meth. As such, some people got really skittish about using the coffee pots provided in their hotel rooms. You never know – you just might be drinking something more in that coffee of yours, right?
Yet is there any truth to this? If you read the article, the author presents statements from various law enforcement officers. Though there is no hard proof for this “myth,” it seems that it is indeed possible to make meth using a coffee machine (at the hotel or at your home or wherever there is one). An officer even said that he had run across this situation several times in his career. Shall we take this for truth?
The author draws these inferences:
• Methamphetamine can indeed be cooked in a coffee carafe.
• A small coffee maker can be used to make meth through the “Nazi method.”
• Meth is sometimes cooked in motels or hotels.
• It wouldn’t always be possible to look at a carafe and determine whether it was used to cook meth.
I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to be careful. I honestly can’t make myself believe this, though. I mean, maybe it has happened. Maybe it is happening. Yet I can’t stay away from that coffee machine on something as vague as this. How about you?
Originally posted on March 25, 2008 @ 3:56 am