We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

American Underworld

S1-E1 Homemade Illegal Drugs
Premiere

S1-E1 Homemade Illegal Drugs

Tomorrow 12am - 1am Quest
See Repeats
Tomorrow, 1am - 2am Quest +1
WIDE
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

Clearly inspired by Breaking Bad’s popularity, fearless photojournalist and film-maker Mark Allen Johnson explores America’s burgeoning home-made drugs trade. First he gets access to a scarily efficient Los Angeles crack cocaine operation run along the same lines as any conventional limited company, before meeting a volatile steroids dealer who makes his stock at a lab in his kitchen.

But most terrifying of all, is the young woman cooking up crystal meth on her back porch in Tennessee. As she pours lighter fuel on sudafedrin, (aka pseudoephedrine, a decongestant) and drops lithium strips from inside batteries into the mixture, the noxious fumes threaten to strip the skin off Allen Johnson’s body.

Summary

An exploration of America's illegal homemade drug industry, beginning with a look at how crack, crystal meth and steroids are `cooked', distributed and used.

Education

Have Your Say What did you think of Homemade Illegal Drugs?

view all comments (0)