A new three-part BBC documentary series, Festival Drugs: Meet the Dealers, revealed some truly disturbing facts about the potential hazards of certain drugs that are surfacing through events.
Investigative Journalist and Presenter Livy Haydock met with a street dealer known as Jacket to discuss things surrounding the underworld of the dope game. While visiting she learned that Jacket personally and intentionally makes batches of drugs mixed with MDMA, rat poison, and the stimulant Meow Meow to sell at festivals to unknowing buyers.
The concoction is mixed in a saucepan, and several thousand dollars worth of the drug are created in the process; meaning it is and has been on the streets for quite some time. The drug is referred to as Pow, and Jacket allowed BBC to film his process.
When Haydock asked Jacket why he would make a product that contained poison he stated that “it gives them a little buzz and gets them hyperactive”, “it makes it potent, and I don’t worry about these things-people are just trying to make ends meet”.
It is really scary because it shows the caliced nature of some drug dealers that are just out to make money, even if that means poisoning their own people. Jacket is just one part of the equation, he is certainly not the only person out there doing this.
People are starting to wake up about the importance of testing chemicals before taking drugs, but at festivals, it seems as if many people just take whatever they buy without thinking about it or testing it first, and occasionally end up sick or even dead because of that.
Festivals are about way more than drugs, but a percentage of people do dabble in this or that at events. Meet the Dealers is an eye-opening documentary that should be shown to all people as a requirement to buy festival tickets. It shows that what they are buying might have harmful cutting agents or rat poison, so they should take extreme caution when buying chemicals at events.
Check out the video below!