Texans Asked to NOT Pick Up Cocaine Bundles From the Beach
First off, can we enjoy the fact that someone went to the trouble to make a sloppy cocaine stock image? I bet that hundo is actually a 10, too.
This week, somewhere between Corpus Christi and Galveston, 50 kilos of coke washed up on the Texas shoreline. A kilo is 1,000 grams; it's easy to remember. And 50 kilos is about 110 pounds. But all around the world today, the kilo is the measurement.
Authorities won't say exactly where the cocaine washed up, but they also said not to pick it up. How will I know what not to pick up if I don't know where it is? Riddle me that, Matagorda County Sheriff's Office. From ABC News:
Authorities say that once the drug becomes wet, it can leak from the package and absorb onto the skin, possibly making someone sick.
The bundles were processed, photographed and placed in evidence lockers for proper disposal, the sheriff's office said.
All jokes aside, cocaine is a life-ruiner. It can and eventually will eat a hole in your nasal septum. Your natural ability to feel joy will become literally muted by your neural pathways in favor of the drug. You can easily become angry, irrational, psychotic, and hallucinate. It can cause brain bleeds, along with all this:
Cocaine damages many other organs in the body. It reduces blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract, which can lead to tears and ulcerations. [...] Cocaine use is linked with increased risk of stroke, as well as inflammation of the heart muscle, deterioration of the ability of the heart to contract, and aortic ruptures.
What this report doesn't say directly is that many chronic cocaine users tend to face a supply drought and resort to smoking meth or crack. Really glamourous huh?
If you're dealing with addiction to any drug and need help, you can always call the SAMHSA National Helpline for free, confidential help at 1-800-662-4357.
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