Four Corners - Ice Rush

Reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna travels through the regions of two states, riding with police and users, to tell the shocking story of towns and people in the grip of ice. She pieces together a disturbing picture: major international drug cartels are working with locally based outlaw motorcycle gangs to push ice out of the cities. It's a massive illicit corporate enterprise; sophisticated and highly organised.

Four Corners goes to one community of less than 4,000 people where up to one in ten people are using ice. Meldrum-Hanna meets teenagers who began using in their early teens, sits with them as they smoke ice and with others as they inject, and discovers how bikie gangs use other children to "cook" methamphetamine, destroying their health and leaving them with ruinous addiction.

Seventeen-year-old 'Ethan' is a prime example of the power and spread of ice, the reality of what's happening beyond city borders. He was injected by a local drug dealer when he was just a boy. He says it took just one night for him to get hooked. This sent his life into a downward spiral that saw 'Ethan' leave school, join a crystal meth pack of fellow young addicts hopping from town to town chasing ice, stealing from people night and day to feed their addiction.

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Production Year: 
2014
Duration: 
45 mins
Series Episode
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