When Silk Road was taken offline by the FBI earlier this year, it seemed like the tide was turning against online drug hookups. One Vice freelancer found that Instagram may be a drug oasis waiting to take Silk Road's place. Fletcher Babb was interested in trying Lean, a fabled cocktail of Sprite, coedine, and promethazine, an anti-nausea medication, which when mixed together produces a powerful high. By searching through Instagram's hashtags for various slang terms for the concoction, Babb was able to locate a number of potential dealers to help hook him up with the over the counter ingredients. Unfortunately, drug dealers don't always like reporters snitching on their turf and one of them allegedly threatened to kill Babb for his story.
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