2 hospitalized after eating food cooked in meth-soaked slow cookerBy Mason White 1:23 PM August 25, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Two people were rushed to a hospital after falling ill from food cooked in a pot that was contaminated with meth, doctors in Australia said.
The two victims of Auckland, were taken to the Middlemore Hospital with symptoms of nausea, palpitations, dizziness, swelling of the tongue and face flushing after eating a dish prepared in a slow cooker that was contaminated with meth.
Samples of the leftover dish were taken by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, in order to determine the cause of their symptoms.
The samples showed no evidence of poisoning, and were tested for drugs or medications. Tests revealed methamphetamine in the food and inside the pot.
Police were notified about the incident, but no arrests have been made. It appears that drug dealers used the slow cooker to prepare meth before the two victims cooked their food in the pot.