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Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth 195

An anonymous reader writes "Hot on the trail of a stolen iPad using the 'Find my iPad' feature in iOS, Police in San Jose tracked the stolen device back to an apartment complex where they then stumbled onto 750 pounds of meth. All told, the meth is worth about $35 million on the street. The seizure was one of the largest drug busts in recent memory."
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Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth

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  • Re:Depressing (Score:4, Informative)

    by SuricouRaven ( 1897204 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @11:42AM (#39353229)
    Only if that demand is perfectly inelastic. In a more accurate model, the change in the price in turn changes demand: If meth costs more, fewer people will start using it.
  • Re:Depressing (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:00PM (#39353499) Homepage

    I've been diagnosed with ADHD for the past 12 years or so. For the last 6, I've gone untreated. As an illustration of how screwed-up my body chemistry is, consider that I drink 4 cups of caffeinated coffee daily at work, primarily to reduce the jumpy focus. A short while (30-60 minutes) after my first cup, focusing on a single idea becomes much easier. I'll drink more to maintain that focus through the day. In the late afternoon, I'll sometimes switch to caffeinated soft drinks, mostly for taste. In the evenings, I'll have another caffeinated soft drink, to relax me for sleep. I'll often be happily unconscious by 11.

    ADHD is weird. Stimulants (like caffeine and more potent drugs like methamphetamine) even out the brain chemistry, making people like me closer to normal. For myself, I spent much of my time in college training myself to focus, so the slight assistance of caffeine is all I usually need, but I'm a pretty mild case now. It doesn't surprise me at all that some people are prescribed methamphetamines to slow down.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:07PM (#39353595)

    Actually, they probably traded it to the dealers for about 30 dollars worth of drugs. Usually when people buy or sell stolen goods in a straight up trade for drugs, they get 5-10% of the value.

  • Re:Depressing (Score:4, Informative)

    by SMoynihan ( 1647997 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:15PM (#39353715)

    Crystal meth is Methamphetamine (pure, in a crystalline form).

    Desoxyn is also Methamphetamine ((S)-N,-dimethylbenzeneethanamine hydrochloride).

    No essential difference (apart from dose). []

  • Re:Depressing (Score:5, Informative)

    by phoenix_rizzen ( 256998 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:32PM (#39353941)

    My sister has ADHD. When she was younger (under 12) we used to have to give her hot chocolate or even mochas before bed in order for her to fall asleep. You get some weird looks from people when you say that ("You give her caffeine so she can sleep?"). But it works.

    It's strange how you have to give someone stimulants in order for the body to catch up to the brain, thus evening things out and allowing them to concentrate and "be normal".

    She's now on Dexedrin and , both amphetamines, both stimulants, both used to relax/calm her down enough to get on with her day.

    Yeah, ADHD is a weird chemical imbalance.

  • by Runaway1956 ( 1322357 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:39PM (#39354071) Homepage Journal

    I'm sure that happens. But, I've refused to allow cops to search my vehicles, and so has my son. When I have refused, they threatened to bring a dog out to sniff my vehicle. The last time my son refused, they actually brought a dog out. The dog walked around the car three times, without alerting. The cop had the dog to "Sit" beside the driver's door, dog looked around for a few seconds, then slobbered on the door. "Ha, he's found something! That's what he does when he's alerting us!"

    Bunch of losers found nothing of course - all they did was to waste their time, and the kid's time.

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