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Subject:Read This If You Have Kids... From:Anil Jain <anil -at- CORP -dot- CIRRUS -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 8 Jul 1995 10:57:00 EDT
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A form of tattoo called "BLUE STAR" is being sold to school children. It is
a small piece of paper containing a blue star. They are the size of a
pencil eraser and each star is soaked with L.S.D. The drug is absorbed
through the skin simply by HANDLING THE PAPER. There are also brightly
colored paper tattoos resembling postage stamps that have the picture of
one of the following:
Superman, Mickey Mouse, Clowns, Disney Characters, Bart Simpson,
Each one is wrapped in foil. This is a new way of selling acid by appealing
to young children. These are laced with DRUGS.
If your child gets any of the above, do not handle them. These are known
to react quickly and some are laced with strychnine.
Symtoms: Hallucinations, severe vomiting, uncontrolled laughter, mood
changes, change in body temperature.
Please feel free to reproduce this article and distribute it within your
community and work place. Get the word out about this danger to our
From: J. O'Donnel -- Danbury Hospital -- Outpatient Chemical Dependency
Please copy and post it at your work, give to friends, send a copy to your
local schools. This is very serious -- young lives have already been taken.
This is growing faster than we can warn parents and professionals.
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