Methamphetamine is an old drug with a relatively new name here in New Zealand – P.
In the United States, methamphetamine has always been a largely poor, white, rural phenomenon. But new law enforcement initiatives have restricted sales of Sudafed, destroying the small labs where meth was being made and creating an opportunity for Mexican cartels, which already have distribution networks in place, to send meth into urban areas.
The first city caught in the meth grip is Atlanta, Georgia… the eastern hub of legitimate trade as well as drug traffic.
P THE KILLER DRUG takes a multi-faceted look at this new phenomenon–at the users; the activists who are trying to save them; the law enforcement officers on the front lines; and those working to keep the drug from spreading and taking hold in urban centres like New York, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Find out what P is doing to America…
P: THE KILLER DRUG Sunday 15 APRIL at 8.30pm only on PRIME.