no wonder those politicians seem so out of place,
Unexpectedly finding coke might be on the awesomeness level of discovering a $20 bill in your jeans pocket if you’re a hard-partying bro. But in this case, not so much: Scientists were measuring how much pharmaceuticals eff up the U.K.’s drinking water, when they got the surprise.
The Illuminati-sounding Drinking Water Inspectorate found traces of the drug’s metabolized form, benzoylecgonine, at four inspection sites, peed out by coked-up Brits and not completely removed during water plants’ “intensive purification treatments.” The scientists also found trace amounts of caffeine, epilepsy medication, and pain-killer ibuprofen.
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