‘Meth Storm’: HBO Doc Directors Talk Drugs in the South

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Peabody Award-winning Renaud brothers on spending time with addicts, agents and why the situation shows no sign of changing soon

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Original Source: rollingstone.com

In the opening scene of the new documentary Meth Storm, DEA agents and Arkansas State Troopers pursue an alleged associate of Mexican cartels down a rural stretch of road. A trooper drives his cruiser into the left tail of the fleeing Toyota Coppola and forces the suspect to swerve left, veer right, and roll three times into a ditch. “Get on the ground,” the trooper yells outside his vehicle, his firearm drawn and aimed at an unseen man. “Show me your fucking hands.”

Bold white letters fill the screen for background. “Over the last decade law enforcement has virtually shut down American meth production…Into the void have rushed Mexican cartels…click here to continue reading

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