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Eighty Oxfordshire schools were warned of the possible threat of deadly "Strawberry Meth", aka "Strawberry Quick" - crystal meth disguised as mouthwatering fruit-flavoured sweets - after an officer fell for a classic web hoax. The unnamed plod was alerted to the menace by email, and promptly forwarded the missive "via a special …

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Dead Vulture

"Cake" anyone?

My Shatner's Bassoon needs its daily fix.

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Anonymous Coward

Phone call for Mr. Hunt...

As anyone seen Mike Hunt?

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Oh No

This could be the start of a worrying trend...

Members of the local ploddery doing thing without thinking first - (your) god help us all.

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Some people will believe anything

I am embarrassed that I know how this hoax got into circulation. It was from some stupid joke on a stupid TV show (that I will not name, to save myself further embarrassment).

One of the characters is on a movie set and he says to some stoners on the crew that he's going back to his trailer for some Chocolate Quik (note: not "quick," Quik is a US brand name). The stoners think he's using some new slang for going back for a toke of weed. So that becomes the running joke, they hang around the set during breaks chatting about how much they like Chocolate Quik. Then one day he says "oh man I just bought some Strawberry Quik!" So the stoners have got to see this new primo product, they go back to his trailer and find out it really is just milk and powdered flavoring.

http://static.flickr.com/51/130532328_59bb824597_o.jpg

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Ash
Alien

JAM

Anyone for Cake?

Alien face? Haven't had them before...

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Alert

what next?

Perhaps hurried warnings about a sharp increase in the number of Cake deaths?

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye )

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Stop

haha cake is a made-up drug

Luckily, the amount of heroin I use is harmless, I inject about once a month on a purely recreational basis. Fine. But what about other people less stable, less educated, less middle-class than me? Builders or blacks for example. If you're one of those, my advice is leave well alone. Good luck.

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Happy

Cake, it's...

...metabisturbile.

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Pirate

Not just Oxfordshire

We had a letter home from school about it here in North Yorks. Many parents complained to the school that it was a hoax. The school apparently went back to the police and suggested it might be, but they were assured that it wasn't. How stupid can some people be?

Oh if only Inspector Morse were still alive ...

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jessop jessop jessop

after the horrors of Czech neck and joss acklands spunky backpack comes this....

at least it aint clarky cat, cus that stuffs the boz boz

my coats the one with a saucepan hanging out the pocket...

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Which reminds me:

Scribble on a scrap of paper and give to your receptionist with the PA mike:

"Will Arheddis Farkingjob and Ahwillbe Fayed please contact reception"

and a few others culled from airport anouncement hoaxes

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They a warning

posted in the window of McDonalds in Harrogate for this a few weeks ago.

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According to some sources, such as

http://www.oxfordmail.net/display.var.2093008.0.police_in_school_drugs_scare_blunder.php,

two children in Oxfordshire had actually been admitted to hospital. So it's a hoax that someone local had embellished for some reason.

A few years back Sussex plod passed on the hoax about a woman claiming that her car had broken down, knocking on doors and phoning her own £50pm minute premium rate phone line. Also with two imaginary local victims.

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Happy

He was only

thinking of the children.

Someone's got to think of the children!

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Rochdale as well

We recently got this at the school I work for as well. Came from one of the Rochdale plods and had made it as far as the Tameside schools at least.

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Anonymous Coward

Phone Call for Mr Adoudi...

Does anyone know Ahmed Adoudi?

I thank you.

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Anonymous Coward

Phone call for Mr Freely...

Does anyone know I. P. Freely?

Thanks again, I'll be here all week.

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Coat

Holy shit...

This is just astoundingly stupid. No way that you could cover the chemical flavor of amphetamines with strawberry quik. That'd be like a coke-and-petrol cocktail.

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Non-sanctioned fun is antisocial

It's true! Any activity that could be described as 'fun' but that doesn't directly contribute to the economy is a waste of citizen's time.

It is our duty as British citizens to ensure that you only take part in passtimes that lead to economic growth and an increase in tax revenue.

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@Charles

Oh, you mean Nesquik.

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Paris Hilton

@Holy shit

How do you KNOW it can't be done? Are you a chemist, or a meth maker? Maybe a chemist could step up and answer the question - is it possible to create a flavored meth?

Paris because I know less about chemistry than she does, although I hear she has a nice periodic table.

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Hah

Well it's good to know that the people in charge of telling me what I may and may not put in my body are sufficiently clued-up that they don't even know what does and doesn't actually exist.

I'd almost rather live in Prohibition than the ridiculous arbitrary system we have at the moment. At least the music was better.

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Coat

Why aren't the schools being warned of...

dihydrogen monoxide.

http://www.dhmo.org/

This ubiquitous chemical is being consumed in schools across our nation and NO-ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT

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Boffin

Bringing it back on teck track..

next the plods will be emailing about the dangers off being conned into taking a call and pressing #90 and allowing con-ment to use your phone line to call the darkside of the moon at a call rate no less than £100 per milli-second which will be charged to your account...

oh wait they did didn't they...

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How is it that the stupids keep ending up in places of power....?

This sadly reminds me of the DiHydrogen Monoxide panic that they had in Southern California a few years back.... Deadly stuff!!!! "I got an idea, lets ban it's use!"

idiots...

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Then there is the danger of DHMO.

Go see: http://www.dhmo.org/

I have WAY too much time on my hands...

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Heart

Is this an opportunity in disguise?

Has anyone considered pushing out recreational drugs as sweets? Alcopops have nothing on this idea, and the great thing about meth is customer loyalty to your brand is pretty much guaranteed after the first couple goes.

And before anyone gets all whiny and PC on me, I'm only thinking of the children. Instead of warping their brains with ADHD drugs, why not give them Strawberry Meth, Sherbert Coke and wash it all down with lashings of Ginger Heroine.

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Unhappy

eer?

prefer raspberry myself, smokes cleaner...

anyone know where I can get a new left handed spanner/screwdriver set?

and some new piston return springs to tune up my car?

nice to know the smartest and sharpest are guarding or security...

(unless you an innocent Brazilian/Colin stag/Stephen kishco/stitched up "pub bomber"/etc etc etc.......)

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Paris Hilton

Ah well

The old ones are the best...

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@ Peter Fielden-Weston

The one thing he wasn't doing was thinking, panic reaction. Great police work.

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You CAN Disguise...

...the flavour of amphetamines quite nicely using yoghurt, actually. Strawberry, if you wish.

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Paris Hilton

I had it...

I had strawberry quik. I was high as a kite afterwards, seeing all kinds of strawberry related trippy things.

One in four people in america are addicted to Strawberry Quik. It's an illness people, a real epidemic!

...

Paris, cause she is stupid enough to shoot strawberry quik up.

(incidentally, i was thinking the other day... am i the only heterosexual male who hasn't seen one night in paris yet? at the age of 30?)

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Coat

RE: what next?

The cake is a lie!

I know, I know....a VERY bad Portal joke.

Mine's the one with the powder leaking out of the pockets... ;)

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Paris Hilton

may be a hoax...

... but sounds dangerously possible.

That said. How's one gonna get the kiddies to fork out enough money to make this profitable?

Hang on, I'd better unsay that.

Paris, because I haven't seen One night in Paris either. TBH I prefer quality pr0n.

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Re:The cake is a lie!

There really was a cake….

(and possibly grief counselling)

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Pirate

@You CAN Disguise...

real amphetamine sulphate? not a chance. the tom-cat piss smelt's a real give away...

ahh those were the days..

anyone know a good antipsycotic?

it's all down to the banned precursors old chap....

essential oil anyone?

don't even think about playing with ephedrine and drain cleaner, many better ways to cook up death...

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Mwaha

Back in school days one of the chaps made up fifty wraps of chalk dust and scattered them around the school. Oh how we laughed as plod arrived to crush the crimewave.

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Boffin

crap gas

> it seems unlikely pampered US kids would take to inhaling crap gas when they can

> so easily avail themselves of Strawberry Quick.

You'd be surprised. Last I heard they were munching on mushrooms that grew out of cow dung.

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Happy

Stawberry & Chocolate

I like to experiment, I mix the stawberry & chocolate together.

WhoOOooOooooo man!

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Unhappy

Someone left the cake out in the rain

I don't think I can take it

'Cos it took so long to bake it

And I'll never have that recipe again...

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Boffin

Nicely vented, Spleen... now it's my turn.

my 2d (old money)...

Is anyone (with the possible exception of our government) actually surprised to discover that a typical upholder of law and order for this, our septic isle, is sufficiently gullable to believe such a ludicrous tale without the need to gather further information or evidence to enable a reliable distinction between "true real life reality" and "number 69, bullshit avenue, hoax-ville"? Of course not... why? because intelligent people don't become police-(nonsexualalignmentreference)-persons, they become teachers... and then get abused by children, parents, pressure groups and other dummass do-gooders for half the income and a quarter of the respect that is afforded to the security services.

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Anyone remember the one about the ice-cream men selling drugs/drugging the ice creams? We had a special assembly about the dangers of that when I was at school.

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The good old days

Here in the states, during the "drug-crazed" late 60s, the hoaxers got really creative.

A Chicago, IL hospital reported that someone had been admitted to the emergency room after shooting up peanut butter.

Friends of mine and I had entirely too much fun with this one:

"How did he get the peanut butter through the needle?"

"He greased it up with mayonnaise!"

Somewhere in Pennsylvania, it was rumored that some "hippies" on LSD went blind, staring at the sun.

So you see, folks, back then, hoaxers didn't (I'm SO ashamed) meth around.

Re; the clueless cop, somebody should (Why does my mind keep doing this?) bring him to to speed!

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Boffin

Re: you Can disguise

"This is just astoundingly stupid. No way that you could cover the chemical flavor of amphetamines with strawberry quik. That'd be like a coke-and-petrol cocktail."

Given the fact that most kids of 12 drink White Lightning I doubt that flavour is much of an option.

I know as a mispent youth we used to drink cheap vodka by the 1/2pt.

Now am much more sedate as currently drinking a mix of coke & black tea as need caffeine, but heard black tea was good for the heart.

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Coat

The Cake is a lie!!

Mines the Weighted Companion Cube behind the coat! :)

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Anonymous Coward

stupid people in power

reason most people in power in the public services is retarded is becouse

a: most smart people get real jobs.

and

b: nobody likes a smart person in the public sector - can't be trusted to tow the line so they're pushed down and out.

Just the mention of vodka makes me feel sick...

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@crap gas

> mushrooms from cow crap

Ah yes, psilosybin. Much better crushed up, brewed as a tea, and mixed with orange juice.

Not that I would know of course...

Damn FEDs have cattle feed distributors put anti-fungals in cow feed to kill 'em off, which is why it's better to go with organic, grass fed beef ;-0

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Paris Hilton

My personal favorite

Holden MaGroin

Paris because well...uh...well...because

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Anonymous Coward

Chalk Dust?

We had the plod turn up to warn the teachers at my school about the dangers of marijuana, demonstrating the smell to watch out for by burning a tea bag. Naturally the students got wind of this and started torching tea bags all around the school. Great fun.

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Coat

Re: you Can disguise

Not exactly correct there... and nice £10 wrap, dissolved in a small bottle of Lucozade original, or so i hear... Being an ex taxi driver, i have no experience of this, just hearsay, dontcha know.

Mine is the one with 'kick me' written on the back

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