A Florida woman by the name of Crystal Methvin was arrested Saturday on drug possession charges for carrying, you guessed it, crystal meth.
40 year-old Methvin, of St. Augustine, was caught red-handed after cops were tipped off by an anonymous caller who discovered Methvin inside a car with two other people in a car park on South Dixie Highway.
Police searched the car and came upon a bunch of drug paraphernalia, including a substance that tested positive for crystal meth.
Methvin and a man identified as Douglas Nickerson were then taken into custody.
In 1998, Methvin was arrested in the same county after driving under the influence. Most recently, however, she was arrested in January on 14 felony counts of drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug equipment, according to The New York Post.
As per the Foundation for a Drug Free World:
Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug that people take by snorting it (inhaling through the nose), smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Some even take it orally, but all develop a strong desire to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being—a rush (strong feeling) of confidence, hyperactiveness and energy. One also experiences decreased appetite. These drug effects generally last from six to eight hours, but can last up to twenty-four hours.
Though we might tend to think meth of a relatively late-bloomer in the class A world, different forms of it have been around for a while. Hell, even the Nazis were alleged to have used it.
A 2016 book about the Nazis’ use of drugs during the Second World War detailed how the Fuhrer’s armies carried out their ‘Blitzkrieg’ invasions of Poland and France while high on a version of crystal meth – keeping them wide awake, feeling euphoric and invincible.
In Der Totale Rausch (Total Rush), Norman Ohler revealed the key strategic role of the methamphetamine-based drug, manufactured from 1937 onwards by the Nazis under the brand name of ‘Pervitin’ and distributed among the armed forces, Vice report.
According to Ohler, the drug was marketed as a pick-up pill which was designed to combat stress and tiredness and created feelings of euphoria.
In the beginning the army didn’t realise Pervitin was a drug: soldiers thought it was just like drinking coffee.
The Nazis even made chocolates containing the drug.
But the Nazi leadership was well aware of Pervitin’s value as stimulant during combat. After having tried it in 1939 during the German invasion of Poland, the German army subsequently ordered 35 million tablets of Pervitin for soldiers before advancing on France in the spring of 1940.
That was the invasion that shocked the world. In four days, Hitler’s tanks captured more French territory than German troops had managed to secure in four years of the First World War – no doubt thanks to Pervitin.
That being said, we are not condoning drugs nor war.
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