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Blue Meth Found in NM; Breaking Bad to Blame?

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Authorities in New Mexico say blue methamphetamine is showing up on their streets and believe the hit TV show Breaking Bad is to blame, according to NBC affiliate KOB-TV.

Law enforcement officials say blue meth is very real and growing, especially in the northwestern portion of the state.

"We're seeing an increase in blue meth up in the Four Corners area, and into the Farmington region. It's actually being moved and pushed by various distributors," said Kevin Abar of Homeland Security Investigations. 

Homeland Security says it's one way for dealers to advertise and brand their product and worry that first-time users like teenagers will try it because of the TV show's popularity.

"And we're concerned that individuals may find it somewhat sexy and want to try it and utilize that drug... and it's very addictive," said Abar.

Drug agents say the quality of the methamphetamine is lowered when chemicals are added to it to make it blue and some users are getting sick.

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