If one had watched the film Mattu Vadalara, then one wouldn’t be surprised that there are people in Hyderabad who make and supply drugs from their homes. Well, the city police are on constant vigil to get hold of the kingpins in the drug trade and most active drug peddlers.
So, homemade drugs are the latest challenge for city police as many drug peddlers are now giving the cops a tough time by making drugs in their homes or addas. On March 31, the H-NEW (Hyderabad Narcotics Enforcement Wing) personnel arrested one K Sreeram, 25, for manufacturing a high-quality batch of DMT (Di-Methyl Tryptomine) at his residence in Kondapur. And the most intriguing part is that Sreeram procured the required ingredients from Amazon and local pharmacies to manufacture the drug.
Ironically, Sreeram has no chemistry background. Yet, he could make a pure batch of changa through the trial and error method. Though Sreeram had been doing drugs since his college days, he later learnt how to make them through the internet and social media. He apparently got the required ingredients from Amazon, Instamart, and chemical shops, saying he was a medico.
He then extracted a batch of DMT/ changa, which he was selling for Rs 8000 per batch, says Chakravarthy Gummi, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), H-NEW. When the Jubilee Hills police arrested Sreeram’s client S Deepak Kumar Jadhav, 29, an employee of Regalix, they found drug-making equipment like glass jars, pipits, chemicals, and snorting pipes, etc.
The H-NEW police say they are constantly on the vigil not for just drug sellers and makers but also for people procuring material for making drugs. The police are now keeping a tab on people buying correction fluids, paint thinners, and other such materials.