Speed Reading


A North Carolina judge has ruled that methamphetamines are not "weapons of mass destruction," dismissing terrorism charges brought by a creative prosecutor. In what the Drug Policy Alliance calls "one of the more hysterical attempts to link drugs to terrorism," Watauga County District Attorney Jerry Wilson had argued that the manufacture of methamphetamines creates a "chemical weapon," defined by state law as "any substance that is designed or has the capability to cause death or serious injury and…is or contains toxic or poisonous chemicals or their immediate precursors."