With the unbridled success of the Meth Trail, which started last year across rural counties of East Tennessee, many county governments are looking to raise some much-needed revenue by promoting Meth Tourism.
Meth, short for methamphetamine, is a drug preferred by rural, dysfunctional people with addictive personalities and a penchant for inbreeding.Â It is made rather easily using make-shift labs located in outhouses, sheds, vehicle trunks, or right in front of the TV.Â Ingredients are readily available at most grocery and drug stores.
Due to the explosive nature of meth labs, and the fact that only highly trained technicians should handle meth or meth-making equipment, tourists are encouraged to look but not touch while visiting these Meth Tourism hotspots, unless assisted by a Meth Professional.Â In addition to the Meth Trail, which traverses many rural East Tennessee areas and encompasses some of the most notorious meth-making regions, several meth tasting rooms have really taken off, and many more are under development.
In fact, meth tourism has become such a sure bet that a new Pigeon Forge attraction is set to open next fall.Â “It’s a Meth, Meth, Meth World” will be part museum, part tasting room, and all fun.Â Some of the more famous meth makers will demonstrate their trade and let you sample their wares.Â Games, such as the Meth Scramble, will challenge you to get the best access to the most Sudafed, as you race against the clock to fill your meth orders without blowing yourself or your children up.
Local law enforcement officials hope that Meth Tourism will encourage meth consumers and manufacturers to develop safer practices and make the news far less often so that resources can be devoted to more urgent matters, such as pot and speeding.Â One county has already purchased a Predator drone with the funds derived from the Meth Trail, and hopes to be fully involved in catching speeders and pot growers right after their training session next month.