A drug raid on a home in Los Alamos, New Mexico turned up startling evidence that the Methamphetamine trade may go nuclear within the next decade. Law enforcement officers raided the residence of a scientist employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory seeking drugs, but found classified nuclear documents as well.
Security forces at Los Alamos are struggling to deny entry to angry addicts
Los Alamos is home to many of the most closely guarded secrets of U.S. nuclear capacity. Security at the facility has come under intense scrutiny in the past, and leaks of classified information continue to occur.
This latest evidence of malfeasance came as no shock to insiders at the home of America’s first successful A-bomb research. One senior scientist spoke to The Extrapolater on condition of anonymity; revealing the network of drugs and nuclear secrets at the facility.
Oh yes, there have certainly always been drugs at Los Alamos. Dr. Oppenheimer had us working with Sandoz back in the late ’40s and early ’50s, trying to weaponize LSD. But then a lot of the guys started dabbling in the “research materials”, and next thing you know, our funding was withdrawn. Of course, most of that stuff is still classified, so I can’t really talk about it……… oh, crap.
The security of nuclear materials is of renewed concern in recent months, as North Korean dicatator Kim Jong Il has made headlines following a successful nuclear test. State Department analyst Dan Wilson describes the effect this latest breach could have on efforts to deter further nuclear proliferation.
This will cause a seismic shift in the espionage world. Instead of scouring the Ivy League for fluent speakers of Persian or Korean, we can turn our attention to the rural community colleges and trade schools. We recruit a handful of agents who can infiltrate a hilbilly heroin lab, and they can seal these leaks before Ahmadinejad or anyone else gets their hands on our secrets. And we can pay this new breed of agents a lot less salary. Basically, it’s the quick, cheap hire we can’t get enough of.
International reaction to the news was muted. Insiders expect no overt censure from the United Nations, which is still reeling from press revelations regarding the “Heroin for Food” scandal that followed in the wake of the 2001 military action against the Taliban.