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Resource ID: #22797
Subject: Drugs
Source: WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
Date: 2006-11-03



Some local citizens have been using their food stamps to purchase large quantities of powdered baby formula at the super market, then selling it to local convenience stores for cash to get money to further their drug use. In addition, some convenience store owners were acting as middlemen for drug dealers, who use the powdered baby formula to stretch their supplies of cocaine and crystal meth. There is no provision in federal law governing such "second-hand" use of food stamps, and federal and state agencies interviewed for the story said they had never heard of anything like the story the reporters exposed.

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