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  • 15 January 2014, 8:23

'Breaking Bad' Blue Meth Hits Streets Of US

Federal officials say blue meth, fictionalised in Breaking Bad, has now hit the streets of New Mexico - and is very dangerous.

A spokesman for federal Department of Homeland Security in Albuquerque told KOB-TVthe threat is very real.

"We are seeing an increase in blue meth up in the Four Corners and into the Farmington region," Kevin Abar was quoted as saying.

"It's actually being moved and pushed by various distributors."

Breaking Bad depicted an Albuquerque-based meth operation that cooked up methamphetamine with a blue hue.

The hit show ended its run of five seasons last year.

Mr Abar said tinting meth blue was a way for distributors to distinguish and brand their product.

But he warned it is very dangerous - especially for young people who may have watched the show and may find it "sexy".

He said the drug had been cut with chemicals to make it blue.

"It's truly bad," Mr Abar said.

"It's a bad meth that's created a lot of individuals getting sick from utilising it."

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