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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."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: death; drugs; heroin
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1 posted on 05/24/2010 12:44:43 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that

Another reason we do not do drugs.


2 posted on 05/24/2010 12:45:35 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: mainsail that

Thinning the herd?


3 posted on 05/24/2010 12:47:00 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: mainsail that

It’s interesting to hear something of quality can come from that hell hole.


4 posted on 05/24/2010 12:47:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Niuhuru

“Another reason we do not do drugs.”

Don’t do it: You just don’t know what they put in


5 posted on 05/24/2010 12:47:21 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that

The Mexicans aren’t stupid. They’re going to have to step on this stuff a little more. They are killing off their customer base.


6 posted on 05/24/2010 12:47:22 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: mainsail that

Think of the savings!


7 posted on 05/24/2010 12:47:48 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: mainsail that

Actually, this will help get rid of the demand problem here in the US.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 12:48:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: mainsail that

Not very good business practice that, killing your customers.

But seriously, folks, the danger of overdose which this highlights is actually one of the harms of keeping psychoactive substances illegal: no quality control.


9 posted on 05/24/2010 12:48:29 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: mainsail that
ultra-potent heroin that sells for as little as $10 a bag and is so pure it can kill unsuspecting users instantly

Someone didn't read the label? "Uncut" wasn't printed clearly?

There should be stricter packaging regulations, obviously.

10 posted on 05/24/2010 12:49:09 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Niuhuru

Actually it sounds like the best argument for legalization I’ve heard in a while.


11 posted on 05/24/2010 12:49:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mainsail that

Well lets let a lot that stuff in and solve our drug problems.


12 posted on 05/24/2010 12:50:57 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: mainsail that

Tragic. Somebody oughtta pass a law against heroin usage.


13 posted on 05/24/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: mainsail that

Self-correcting problem?


14 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:04 PM PDT by Ingtar (If Palin were perfect, she could campaign for godhood. Since she is human, Obama's job will do.)
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To: The_Reader_David

“But seriously, folks, the danger of overdose which this highlights is actually one of the harms of keeping psychoactive substances illegal: no quality control.”

Good point. Like with booze; no one ever dies from alcohol related problems because it is clearly labeled.

Good grief.

Let’s make Kiddie Porn legal to; then the pictures will only be taken by professional photographers and devotees can “come from the shadows” like poor illegal aliens.


15 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: mainsail that

We’ll have idiots on FR now say, “If only we offered this stuff for free, people wouldn’t be (insert your stupid phrase of choice here: dying from it, helping organized crime, destroying the environment, picking their nose...)”


16 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: The_Reader_David
But seriously, folks, the danger of overdose which this highlights is actually one of the harms of keeping psychoactive substances illegal: no quality control.

Our resident Drug Warriors won't care; just so long as the correct people end up dead.

17 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:41 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: The_Reader_David

Legalizing it would create a new set of problems.

Would you want to own a store selling heroin, and have to worry about addicts breaking into the store at night to get their “fix.”


18 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mainsail that

I know this sounds harsh, but it’s like a marketing ploy...
Get some real pure stuff out there, and the addicts, who are already dancing with Death, will seek it out... looking for that more potent high, sure that ‘they’ will not OD.


19 posted on 05/24/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: cripplecreek

And that f^%$#@* Ahole comes up here bitching about who our lifting the ban on asault rifles has created an increase of voilence in his f%$^ed up little country.


20 posted on 05/24/2010 12:53:07 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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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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To: TChris

We need quality control so they stay alive and inflict damage on society for years and years.


41 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TChris
Do you really think they are shooting up...driving down the road?

Do you really think many heroin addict's have employee's?

42 posted on 05/24/2010 1:02:43 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: libstripper

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


43 posted on 05/24/2010 1:03:12 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

I somehow believe the Mexican traffickers want people to buy their product, repeatedly.

If they do, then I am apparently not “on their wavelength.” I just want to see all scum die or reform.


44 posted on 05/24/2010 1:03:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Mark was here

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


45 posted on 05/24/2010 1:03:41 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: mainsail that

This stuff is so strong it kills and right now Dopers all over the country are trying to buy it.

If you believe this stuff being so potent it kills will stop Dopers from looking for it you are wrong. They are looking all over or it so they buy it cheap and cut it to suit themselves. They arent worried about their lives, only their habit.


46 posted on 05/24/2010 1:04:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: MHGinTN

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


47 posted on 05/24/2010 1:04:19 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: humblegunner
"Uncut" wasn't printed clearly?

Press 'one' for English.

48 posted on 05/24/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: mainsail that
Cheap, ultra-pure heroin kills instantly

I like the sound of it, but it doesn't seem that good for repeat business.

49 posted on 05/24/2010 1:05:53 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: ConservativeMind
Cripplecreek is only wanting druggies offed. The_Reader_David wants to sustain their habits.

In all seriousness I don't want them offed any more than I want them inflicting suffering on society for years. In an ideal world they would quit using drugs altogether.
50 posted on 05/24/2010 1:06:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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