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Cheap, ultra-pure heroin kills instantly ($10 a bag, from our Mex friends)
AP ^ | 5/24/2010 | AP

Posted on 05/24/2010 12:44:43 PM PDT by mainsail that

WINFIELD, Mo. - Mexican drug smugglers are increasingly peddling a form of ultra-potent heroin that sells for as little as $10 a bag and is so pure it can kill unsuspecting users instantly, sometimes before they even remove the syringe from their veins.

An Associated Press review of drug overdose data shows that so-called "black tar" heroin — named for its dark, gooey consistency — and other forms of the drug are contributing to a spike in overdose deaths across the nation and attracting a new generation of users who are caught off guard by its potency.

"We found people who snorted it lying face-down with the straw lying next to them," said Patrick O'Neil, coroner in suburban Chicago's Will County, where annual heroin deaths have nearly tripled — from 10 to 29 — since 2006. "It's so potent that we occasionally find the needle in the arm at the death scene."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: death; drugs; heroin
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To: mainsail that

0bama’s fault.


21 posted on 05/24/2010 12:54:11 PM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: The_Reader_David

Bullsh*t.

The article specifically states that it is because of its high-quality that people are dying from it.


22 posted on 05/24/2010 12:54:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: dfwgator

Nah, it would probably be dirt cheap, unless the state taxes the hell out of it.


23 posted on 05/24/2010 12:54:36 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that

Having seen in my own family the wanton damage a junkie can do, I hope as many of these scum get the hot shots as possible, includng the one of my acquaintance.


24 posted on 05/24/2010 12:55:25 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: cripplecreek
Actually it sounds like the best argument for legalization I’ve heard in a while.

Heh! Yeah!

It's not like these druggies ever have families or employees or people driving next to them on the freeway or anything.

They only harm themselves!

25 posted on 05/24/2010 12:55:33 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: mainsail that

... and this is a problem because?


26 posted on 05/24/2010 12:56:17 PM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: Christian_Capitalist
It's called "Natural Selection".

As a person who tried "ALMOST" every drug at some point in his like, I NEVER understood injection. Our bodies come equipped with some incredible organs to keep out poisons and purging systems to keep us from accidentally killing ourselves. Inject drugs bypasses ALL of them...

It is a shortcut that just ain't worth it.....

27 posted on 05/24/2010 12:56:18 PM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: cripplecreek

11 replies.

Before the 1st liberal comment.

I expected one sooner.


28 posted on 05/24/2010 12:57:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: humblegunner

Hi Humblegunner.


29 posted on 05/24/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hmmm, sounds like a cure for the American drug problem!


30 posted on 05/24/2010 12:59:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done!


31 posted on 05/24/2010 1:00:30 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: SAMWolf

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done


32 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:09 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: cripplecreek

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done


33 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: mainsail that

And this is bad....how?


34 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:35 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: TheOldLady

Dang stalkers!


35 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:39 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You missed #9.

Cripplecreek is only wanting druggies offed. The_Reader_David wants to sustain their habits.


36 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done


37 posted on 05/24/2010 1:01:50 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: jessduntno

“no one ever dies from alcohol related problems because it is clearly labeled.”

Well, no one dies from alcohol related problems for want of clear labeling.
You know it’s X% ethanol and confirmed as such; if you choose to abuse it the consequences are your own d@mn fault, not the supply chain selling you bad/misleading product.


38 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done


39 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:11 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Ingtar

Isnt it great to be on the same wavelength as the mexican traffickers - no big loss

expendable Americans unmourned - their deaths even welcomed-by their nation

and good profits to boot

win-win eh? well done


40 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:25 PM PDT by silverleaf
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