Meth Trafficker Caught Re-Entering Texas

A Mexican drugs trafficker who was three times deported was caught illegally re-entering the U.S. at the Texas border. DEA agents describes Daniel Gonzalez Hernandez as one of the top methamphetamine (meth) dealers in Des Moines, Iowa. Before his third deportation in July, he had been arrested on conspiracy to sell drugs. He was convicted in 2010.

Being addicted to drugs, especially methamphetamine, can be a life-changing struggle. However, addiction treatment centers in Arlington can help you with these battles. Call a facility today.

About Meth (Methamphetamine)

Methamphetamine, generic name Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and brand name Desoxyn, when used legitimately via prescription is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity. Meth, also called crystal meth, when it is manufactured illegally in a lab is made from relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients such as pseudoephedrine, found in cold medications. Alternative manufacturing processes use a chemical called P2P. Meth addiction can easily develop as this drug is highly addictive.

Meth addiction flourishes as it can be made from other readily available chemicals as well. Illegal meth production also uses other hazardous ingredients like acetone, fertilizer, ether, phosphorus, and lithium. These toxic chemicals can leave a residue behind in a meth lab and contaminate the environment, causing damaging effects to health. People with a meth addiction who continually ingest these toxins damage their health severely. Meth addiction leads to other addictions as well, such as alcohol to bring a person down from the intense stimulation meth causes.

Addiction and abuse to meth occurs when brain changes occur with repeated use. Meth releases high levels of adrenalin, a naturally produced hormone. Normally adrenaline is produced in small amounts in reaction to stress or danger. Whether naturally or artificially produced, adrenalin increases energy and alertness. The difference between meth and naturally produced adrenalin is the natural one quickly clears from the system and the body recovers. Meth can last 6 to 8 hours or longer and repeated doses give the body no chance to clear adrenaline or recover from its effects. Meth also releases artificially high levels of dopamine, which gives the intense rush of euphoria meth abusers get when using the drug.

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