September 13, 2004

More proof that methamphetamine impairs judgment and cognitive functioning

At sentencings in court today, the judge said that he disapproved of my client's answer to this item on the questionnaire:

Hobbies / Activities? "Getting high and chasing the bag."

No points for honesty.

(Link depicts drug use, and is safe viewing for most p.d.'s and prosecutors, but otherwise may not be for the faint of heart)

("Addicts call it 'chasing the bag': shooting up, feeling the high, and planning the next hit before withdrawal." - Loconte, Joe: "Killing Them Softly," Heritage Foundation Policy Review Online)