Do YOU know what the vanity plates "C9H13N" stand for?

Deb in IA

Knows that KIDS are better
Aug 18, 1999

Vanity Plate Spells Out Methamphetamine
Most Drivers May Be Puzzled by the Vanity License Plate C9H13N, Except Those Who Know Meth
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press

SEATTLE May 24, 2005 — Most drivers may be puzzled by the vanity license plate C9H13N, but plenty of crooks likely nod their heads knowingly.

It's the chemical compound for methamphetamine, and despite a state law that prohibits references to alcohol or illegal substances on vanity plates, it may be perfectly legal.

Bradley A. Benfield, a spokesman for the state Licensing Department, said such a license has been granted to the owner of a black 2002 Audi registered in Seattle. The plate may be legal because the same compound represents amphetamine, a legal substance when used in medicine.

"This is a serious concern if there is a license out there with something on it that a reasonable person would consider related to an illegal substance," said Benfield. "It's pretty easy for something like this to slip through."

To revoke the plate, state officials would have to notify the owner by letter and refer the issue to a committee, consisting of representatives from the Licensing Department, Washington State Patrol, county auditors and vehicle licensing agents.

Out of 6.5 million vehicles registered in the state, about 83,000 have vanity plates. Last week, officials dismissed a complaint about one reading JOHN316, a reference to a New Testament verse, deeming it inoffensive.


do something that MATTERS!
Mar 14, 2001
I had no idea.

I was just watching a story on the noon news about how much money Meth is costing taxpayers while addicts are in jail.

One thing many Meth users dont realize that in addition to the detriment of their overall health and destroying their brains, theyre also rotting their teeth out completely. This story was talking about how much money we spend on inmates dental costs. Well over $50,000 a year for this one jail alone.

Unbelievable what people will do to get a high. Obviously the cost is the last thing on their minds. Sad, really.


DIS Veteran
Dec 8, 2003
I am a chemist so I got it was a formula for something...but did not know the formula for meth....nor would the average person. I can see them banning it though in the future (not letting them renew it).


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