Los Angeles: Millions Spent on Encouraging Bums to Smoke Meth, Crack and Heroin

May 31, 2023 in News by RBN Staff

source:  cryptogon

May 30th, 2023

Via: Los Angeles Times:

The kits include three glass pipes, with design variations to accommodate the ways crystal meth, crack and heroin are smoked, Mims said. Meth pipes are called “pookies” and crack pipes “straight shooters.” Some pipes come with lollipops for dry mouth.

“We want to get them smoking; basically fentanyl is in everything,” she said.

At a backstreet once known as “Murder Alley,” a line of aging crack users sat on chairs along the wall. Juanita Richardson, 61, shuffled up on a walker to the outreach team.

“I want everything you guys have,” she said. “This fentanyl, it’s nothing to laugh at.”

Richardson is on methadone and said she doesn’t use illicit drugs every day. She planned to sell the supplies: $10 for a pookie, $2 for a rig or syringe and $5 for a crack straight shooter, she said.