Britney Spears Hooked on Drug Lollipops, Mag Claims
By Christi Hall
Aug 10, 2007
What is with Hollywood stars and those lollipops? Britney Spears has been spotted an photographed with a sucker in her mouth on several occasions and recently even shared it with what was dubbed a mystery man in the back seat of her car. Is it just a sugar fix, or something a bit more addicting? According to this week's national Enquirer it is the latter.
The magazine exclusively reports in this week's issue that Britney has used drug-laced "lollipops" for the past three years. According to the shocking report "Britney carries the 'pops' in her purse," revealed a source. "It's an inside joke that when Britney says: 'I'm craving candy right now. I need a lollipop,' what she's really saying is: 'I need to get high.'"
The magazine reports that Britney was introduced to the "drug lollipops: while on her "ONYX" tour in Europe in 2004, said her friend. In Amsterdam, she visited legal marijuana cafes where the lollipops were sold. After the tour, Britney found a place to buy marijuana "pops" in Santa Monica, said the source. But the insider claims she soon graduated from marijuana-laced lollipops to pops laced with a morphine-like drug that's an even more potent narcotic.
"The morphine-laced pops are round and look like gumballs," the source tells the Enquirer. "Britney was photographed with them in New York right before her breakdown. Sometimes she'd pass out after sucking a morphine pop. She mixed it with alcohol and could barely stand up and ended up throwing up.
"Now it is as if she uses the pops as a substitute for pain pills or Vicodin." While the insider says Britney treats the lollipops like candy, they're potentially lethal.
Approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat severe pain in cancer patients, they contain the powerful narcotic painkiller fentanyl citrate. It's highly addictive and 80 times more potent than morphine. The narcotic lollipop has been linked to 127 deaths. Of those, 47 have been associated with addiction, overdose, or misuse.
Britney's mother Lynne first heard of her daughter’s use of the drug-laced lollipops when Britney detailed her drug history before being admitted to rehab, according to an insider. "Until then, Lynne never even knew drug lollipops existed," said the source.
Video of Brit sharing her sucker here.
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