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Drug Abuse / Crank #325775

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tishomingo, OK: Richard Schlesinger) Updated version of methamphetamine (speed) called "crank" and "crystal" examined. [DEA spokesperson Ronald D'ULISSE - says all kinds of people are using this drug.] Crank problem in San Diego, California, discussed. [Recovering crank ADDICTS - comment on effects of drug.] Methamphetamine use noted causing addicts to become psychotic. [D'ULISSE - comments on drug abuse.] Police quoted with regard to product of this drug in OK. [In shadows, drug MFR. - comments on his lab and profits.] [OK Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson Fred MEANS - says dealers are usually armed and violent.] [MAN - comments on discovering drug lab in neighbor's condominium.] [Drug MFR. - says crank will have worse societal effect than cocaine.]

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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