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DEA: Mexican cartels selling meth disguised as adderall pills ‘to hook’ young Americans

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England office is warning that methamphetamine is being sold in American communities that resemble pills commonly used to treat Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The agency says pills that look like adderall and ritalin are now being sold by the Mexican cartels and other drug dealers “to hook younger customers” on highly-addictive methamphetamine.

Since 2012, deaths involving psychostimulants, mainly methamphetamine, have increased each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 2019, the CDC recorded 16,167 deaths caused by psychostimulants.

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Jennie Taer

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