COCAINE IN A CAN MAY SOON GO AWAY!
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a legal action against a Nevada company and its three Texas distributors for the marketing and selling of an energy drink as an unapproved drug, claiming it is a “legal alternative” to illicit street drugs.
The Dallas County District Court issued a temporary restraining order halting all Texas marketing and distribution of the drink, “Cocaine.” Redux Beverages touts the canned drink as “speed in a can” and “liquid cocaine,” with “warnings” that consumers who drink the product may succumb to “excess excitement, stamina, fun and possible feelings of euphoria.”
“Texans will not tolerate the peddling of unapproved drugs,” said Attorney General Abbott. “This advertising campaign entices young people with illegal drug references and false claims of health benefits. The Office of Attorney General will continue to aggressively enforce this state’s consumer protection laws to ensure that Texans will not be deceived by the marketing of unapproved drugs.”
A temporary injunction hearing in the case is set for Wednesday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the 44th District Court of Dallas County.
The Texas Department of State Health Services recently detained a large quantity of the drink, valued at almost $200,000, at several warehouse locations in the Dallas area. The agency then referred the case to the Office of Attorney General for legal action.