X UpFebruary 19th, 2007 by josh farley
I was talking Thursday with Sgt. Randy Plumb, head of Bremerton Police’s special operations group, who told me a staggering drug statistic.
Bottom line: the numbers of methylenedioxymethamphetamine cases are up.
No idea what that is? Neither did I. But it’s the chemical name for ecstasy, also known as “E,” MDMA, or just “X.”
Whatever you call it, Plumb’s drug detectives are finding tons of it.
Between 2001 and 2004, detectives found “almost none” of the drug, which comes in pill form, and when taken, releases — for lack of a better phrase — all of the brain’s “happy” energy at once.
But in 2005, detectives seized 928 pills. And in 2006, they found 1,928 pills. Already 212 pills have been found in 2007, Plumb added.
There is certainly a trend here. But what does it all mean? Anyone have thoughts on the matter?