Flavoured methamphetamine (Strawberry Quick/Meth) a hoax
Flavoured methamphetamine (Strawberry Quick/Meth)
message a hoax
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 -
A viral message alerting parents to
be aware of flavoured methamphetamine in schools is a
re-occurring hoax say Police.
The message, spread by both
e-mail and social media, suggests flavoured methamphetamine
known as “strawberry meth” or “strawberry quick” is
handed out in schools and mistaken as candy, causing serious
illness to those who ingest it.
The urban myth is thought
to originate in the United States and has been recognised as
a hoax since 2007.
Police urge members of the public to
delete this message and contact your local police station if
you have any concerns about your children’s safety.
information about internet scams please visit http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/email-and-internet-safety/internet-scams-spam-and-fraud
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