Subject: BLUE STAR
From: Chung Tze Ken <tzeken@pc.jaring.my>
Date: 1996/11/21
Newsgroups: soc.culture.malaysia

The following is a reproduction of an article photocopied for distribution to all parents as a warning on the insidious nature of how drug peddlars are designing ingenious ways to get young children addicted to drugs. It reads as follows :

   Warning to Parents
   Something of importance :
   Please warn all your children, nieces, nehews or friends' kids on this.
   It might be sold in Malaysia already.

   Folks,
   The following message is not a joke. Evidently there is a drug problem
   going on that can affect our children, and I am sending this out to all
   as a public service message.
   Please copy and post at your work, give to friends, send a copy tp your
   local schools. This is very serious, young lives have already been
   taken.
   For all of you that have children....regardless of their ages. Please
   give this your widest possible dissemination :

   WARNING TO PARENTS,
   A form of Tattoo called the "Blue Star" is being sold to school
   children. It is a small piece of paper containing a blue star. They are
   the size of a pencil eraser and each star is soaked with LSD.

   THE DRUG IS ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN SIMPLY BY HANDLING THE PAPER.

   There are also brightly coloured paper tattoos resembling postage stamps
   that have the pictures of the following : Superman, Mickey Mouse,
   Clowns, Disney Characters, Bart Simpson, Butterflies etc.

   Re : FW : Important New Trend in drug abuse
   EACH ONE IS WRAPPED IN FOIL.
   THIS IS A NEW WAY OF SELLING ACID BY APPEALING TO YOUNG CHILDREN!
   THEY ARE LACED WITH DRUGS.
   If your child gets any of the above, do not handle them. These are known
   to react quickly and some are laced with STRYCHNINE.

   Please feel free to reproduce this article and distribute it within your
   community and work place. Get the word out about this danger to our
   children.

   From : J O'DONELL Danbury Hospital.