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    A 55-second YouTube production created by the Victoria Police Department is facing criticism for potentially serving as an instructional video on processing illegal drugs.

    The video features drug expert Sgt. Connor King describing how to turn powdered cocaine into crack cocaine.

    A community group that works with people addicted to drugs is baffled that the police would produce such a video.

    "You really question why they would, in their greatest imagination, spend their time and effort and money producing something like this when there is so many other positive things they could have focused on," said Rev. Al Tysick, of the Dandelion Society.

    Baking soda boxes

    Victoria police say the video is intended to illustrate what sort of suspicious activity the public should be on the look-out for, such as people in their neighbourhood discarding large numbers of emptied baking soda boxes.

    Crack cocaine, which is smoked in a pipe, is a crystallized form of powdered cocaine and baking soda is a major crack ingredient.

    "A drug dealer will take the cocaine hydrochloride and they will mix it with common household baking soda," Const. King says in the video. "They will mix it using water and heat and the finished product will be crack cocaine."

    A Victoria police spokesperson says only one person has complained about the video since it was posted on Tuesday.

    The video can be viewed on the Victoria Police Department channel on YouTube


    CBC News 16th July 2011
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/07/15/bc-youtube-crack-video-police.html



    As a public service video uploaded to archives:
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Comments

  1. Moving Pictures
    lol, I thought the video was going to actually show the cop making crack. He did nothing but explain the absolute basics of how crack is made "baking soda is added to cocaine and disolved in water and heat is added". This is far from an instructional video. It's pretty much common knowledge that crack is made from adding bicarb to cocaine. The ratios and whatnot are what aren't common knowledge and I thought that was what would be in the video.

    These types of videos are pretty common. I've seen lots of shit like that on the news that shows which products are used to make meth.

    I really don't see what the fuss is about. He didn't show anyone how to make crack. Plus, even if he did, the person would have to have powder cocaine to begin with and isn't that bad enough already?
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