Skip to comments.Heroin Use In Suburbs On The Rise
Posted on 10/19/2010 5:44:23 PM PDT by TigerClaws
It's 7 a.m. and we're on an undercover surveillance operation with the Drug Enforcement Agency. **** The explosion of heroin in suburban America isn't by accident. Rather, it is the plan of drug lords from Mexico and Columbia, who strategically market the drug to middle America with new, sophisticated techniques.
Packets of heroin are now stamped with popular brand names like Chevrolet or Prada, or marketed using blockbuster movies aimed at young people, like the Twilight series.
"Those drug traffickers were marketing that Heroin directly towards teenagers," says John Gilbride of the DEA in New York.
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The biggest new market for this heroin are people addicted to Oxycodone, an opiate pain reliever available in dozens of drugs by prescription.
Combunox, Endocet, Percocet, Percodan, Roxicodone, Oxycontin, Roxicet, Tylox, Dilaudid, Vicoprofen, Butrans, Actiq, MS-Contin, Opana, Exalgo, Palladone, etc.
They are similar to heroin, but heroin only costs half as much. Ironically, it is less likely they will be identified as a heroin user than as a prescription drug abuser.
Bingo. I work in a treatment facility and that is exactly what we are seeing. People get hooked on prescribed opiates and turn to heroin because it is way cheaper.
The drug war is no joke either: millions of non-violent offenders rotting in jail (at our expense), shredding of the Constitution in a variety of ways, the militarization of police forces, turning them from Peace Officers into assault squads, the rise of asset forfeiture cases, which often directly benefit the LE agency doing the forfeitures, which sets up a conflict of interest, and tempting many police officers into corruption. Plus the epidemic of isolated incidents in which innocent people are murdered in their own beds because of wrong-address no-knock raids. Plus enriching the criminal elements who are willing to conduct the business, including Muslim terrorists. Plus a shooting war starting to simmer on our southern border. All this for billions and billions of dollars a year, and yet drugs are as common as they have ever been.
That’s no joke either.
Shoot it all in one go and die already, losers.
Ain't that just grand?