When former lawyer and ABC journalist Luke Williams moved into a drug house, it was for research on a book he was writing about crystal meth.
But within months, he’d fallen deep into an addiction to ice, and a psychosis so deep that it led him to almost murder an innocent woman.
Luke tells his story to Meshel Laurie on this darkly gripping episode of the Nitty Gritty Committee podcast:
Luke says that once an idea is planted in a meth addict’s head, the paranoia spirals and there is nothing that can convince them otherwise. Feeling hurt and betrayed, homicidal feelings burned inside Luke, and he admits: he could have killed a girl who made the mistake of walking into his house. He had convinced himself that the woman was part of a plot to allow a drug-dealer to sleep with his ex-lover.
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