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Case Report, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Emergency Issues of Clandestine Production of Drugs: The Case of �Sisa�- The Homemade Crystal Meth in Greece

Nikolaou P*, Athanaselis S, Papoutsis I, Dona A, Spiliopoulou C and Stefanidou M
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Corresponding author : Dr. Nikolaou P
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Goudi 115 27, Athens, Greece
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Received: February 12, 2014 Accepted: April 02, 2014 Published: April 09, 2014
Citation: Nikolaou P, Athanaselis S, Papoutsis I, Dona A, Spiliopoulou C, Stefanidou M (2014) Emergency Issues of Clandestine Production of Drug: The Case of “Sisa”- The Homemade Crystal Meth in Greece. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000118

Abstract

Emergency Issues of Clandestine Production of Drugs: The Case of “Sisa”- The Homemade Crystal Meth in Greece

Socioeconomic situation in a country can also affect the trends in drug use. Homemade methamphetamine appeared recently in Greece under the street name “sisa” and became very popular among drug addicts due to its low cost. It is manufactured mainly in small clandestine laboratories from inexpensive and easily available ingredients. The risk of an explosion in these laboratories is high due to the use of flammable solvents and it can frequently occur. A case of a man injured after an explosion in a clandestine laboratory and its toxicological investigation are described. During the investigation of such cases, toxicological analysis for determination of common or designer drugs of abuse, precursors and volatiles used in clandestine laboratories should be performed in biological fluids obtained from the injured people.

Keywords: Sisa; Methamphetamine; Clandestine laboratory; Explosion; Greece

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