To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Alchemy of Meth

Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold

When anthropologist Jason Pine traveled to rural Missouri, he wound up spending a lot of time observing underground meth labs. And he came to a startling conclusion: that the meth cooks of the Ozarks are today’s alchemists — turning base materials from the drug store into something highly sought after. His book, "The Alchemy of Meth" is a brutal look at the process

 

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