What drugs was Trayvon Martin using?

(Note: Many readers have sent the same link over the last couple of days. I found the article way, way too long and involved to bother reading it. I am posting Susan G.’s summary comment about the article for the benefit of readers who would be interested in checking it out, but I personally find such overcharged, self-indulgently written, speculative articles to be a waste of time.)

Susan G. writes:

At the cofcc.org web site today I came across a story with new information about Trayvon Martin’s drug use and lifestyle. Its source in turn is a very long piece at conservativetreehouse.com—one of a series, in fact. This one is called “Update #26 Part 2—Trayvon Martin Shooting—A Year of Drug Use Culminates in Predictable Violence” posted by someone called “sundancecracker.” Among other things, it shows that the Skittles and iced tea Martin reportedly purchased at the 7-11 were actually Skittles and a canned drink called “Arizona Watermelon Juice.” These are two of the three ingredients—along with Robitussin, an over-the-counter cough suppressant containing dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DMX)—needed for a drug cocktail known as “Lean.” DMX or Lean, when taken in large quantities as a recreational drug, can produce psychotically aggressive behavior. I haven’t seen this information anywhere else in the media. (The marijuana reported by the coroner in Martin’s system was no big deal.) The article mentions that Martin’s Facebook conversations indicate that he had been using Lean since at least June 2011.

The author also discusses in detail Martin’s subscriptions to various U-tube feeds and what it shows about his interests and activities during the months before his death, including street fighting and drugs. Lastly, there is a speculative reconstruction of what probably happened just before the encounter between Zimmerman and Martin based on the evidence of the unedited video feed from the 7-11 security camera.

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Jeanette V. writes:

As a retied psych nurse who worked at a state hospital for the criminally insane I can tell you the use of DXM as a poor man’s narcotic has been around for a long time. What is new to me is the use of Skittles and watermelon juice to cover up the taste.

There is also a Black rapper who calls himself DMX (I’m so not surprised).

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 29, 2012 12:43 PM | Send

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