Methamphetamine Adulterants

Methamphetamine Adulterants

The synthesis of methamphetamine is quick and can be done in a few hours, it can be produced with household products and there are instructions on the net to do so.  Many of the chemicals required in methamphetamine can use precusors or be substituted with other substances.

Common Adulterants

Purity

With the three forms of methamphetamine, ice, speed and base, generally speed is us0ually at the lower end of the scale for purity, ice is at the higher end and base is in the middle. As seen in the graph. Availability of methamphetamine ranges depend on geography. Western Australia and Queensland primarily have ice. Victoria and South Australia’s main availability is base and New South Wales has both ice and powdered speed.

Resources Used

http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/516499-What-is-Meth-usually-cut-with

http://www.cph.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cut-a-guide-to-the-adulterants-bulking-agents-and-other-contaminants-found-in-illicit-drugs.pdf

https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/meth/meth_faq.shtml#synthesis

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-npi-methamphetamine-report-feb09-l~context

http://www.tweaker.org/crystal101/methprod.html

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