Expert Sees National Trend Of ‘Shake-And-Bake’ Meth


A new and simpler method of manufacturing methamphetamine, called “Shake and Bake,” is expected to sweep the nation, reports the Charleston, W.V., Daily Mail. The assertion was made by Chris Harrison, an Arkansas crime chemist who spoke at a drug conference in Charleston Tuesday. He showed the conference participants a video of shake and bake meth, which requires an empty plastic bottle and some very common ingredients.

“It’s taking over in Arkansas, and it will soon be widely spread nationwide,” Harrison told a gathering of more than 200 representatives of law enforcement, social work, prosecutors offices and others who deal with drug crimes. Harrison, chief illicit laboratory chemist at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, spoke at the 2009 West Virginia Drug Endangered Children Conference.

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