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Free bags of heroin sicken at least 7 on West Side (Chicago)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8-17-2005 | Annie Sweeney

Posted on 08/17/2005 1:15:00 PM PDT by Cagey

It was free but sickening.

Ambulances responded multiple times Tuesday to the same West Side neighborhood after at least seven people became ill after taking freebie bags of heroin, Chicago Police said.

Police think the heroin was being offered in the 1400 block of West Hastings.

Victims told authorities that they received free heroin in orange baggies and had taken it before getting sick. At least one victim was found passed out with his fists clenched, police spokesman Pat Camden said.

It's unclear what was wrong with the heroin, although one possibility is it was more pure than what the users were used to.

Offering free drugs is a common tactic that gangs use to lure new customers, he said. But Chicago Police wanted to warn potential drug users to be wary.

"It's the old adage,'' Camden said. "There ain't no free lunch.''


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: badheroin; drugs; freedrugs; freeheroin; heroin; poisondrugs; taintedheroin
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1 posted on 08/17/2005 1:15:01 PM PDT by Cagey
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Idiots. Absolute idiots.

"I'm gonna stick that in my blood and see what happens".


2 posted on 08/17/2005 1:16:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Cagey

As with anything, you get what you pay for.


3 posted on 08/17/2005 1:16:25 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Cagey

social darwinism!


4 posted on 08/17/2005 1:16:32 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: Cagey

old adage....first one's free...next one's 5 bucks.


5 posted on 08/17/2005 1:16:47 PM PDT by stylin19a (In golf, some are long, I'm "Lama Long")
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To: Cagey

There are no free lunches, but apparently there are free baggies of very pure heroin. Go figure.


6 posted on 08/17/2005 1:17:27 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: Cagey
Hmm second similar story about tainted H today. I wonder if this is some sort of OBL type of plan to kill everyone in the us (since we all do heroin) or some sort of vigilante effort to clean up the streets.
7 posted on 08/17/2005 1:17:29 PM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: AppyPappy
Idiots. Absolute idiots.

Addicts.

There's a difference.

8 posted on 08/17/2005 1:17:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Cagey

Stay away from the red rope licorice.


9 posted on 08/17/2005 1:18:17 PM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: Lazamataz

OK

Addicted idiots.


10 posted on 08/17/2005 1:18:50 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Cagey

Anybody remember Islam, Incorporated, from "A Naked Lunch"?


11 posted on 08/17/2005 1:20:40 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (subway sweeps by with black blast of iron)
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To: Cagey

Cases reported in New York as well.


12 posted on 08/17/2005 1:21:10 PM PDT by jer33 3
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To: Cagey; Sam's Army; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Well, when the trust between a drug dealer and junkie is breached, it doesn't say much for society these days. 

There was a time when honor and chivalry prevailed.  Works were shared in good cheer and you could take a man at his word that he wasn't selling you a bag of dummies.  A blue bag stood for something, quality, care, and smack cut with flour, not Ajax.  You could look a man in the eye and know that you'd be chasing the dragon in good hands.

My heart yearns for that kinder, simpler time.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

13 posted on 08/17/2005 1:21:17 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Free heroin? Rats! I didn't get the memo in time.


14 posted on 08/17/2005 1:21:56 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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Addicted idiots.

Let's shoot for 'Still-suffering addicts'.

15 posted on 08/17/2005 1:23:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Hear, hear!! We all long for that simpler time.


16 posted on 08/17/2005 1:23:05 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: Cagey

Good!


17 posted on 08/17/2005 1:23:05 PM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Cagey

Self correcting problem.


18 posted on 08/17/2005 1:24:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: tfecw

So if someone is offering free coke I should just say NO?


19 posted on 08/17/2005 1:25:06 PM PDT by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: Cagey
TANSTAAFHB
20 posted on 08/17/2005 1:25:58 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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