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Heroin Use In Suburbs On The Rise
ABC News ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: heroin
Please send troops to the border!!!
1 posted on 10/19/2010 5:44:25 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

See, there are some businesses on the rise under Hussein.


2 posted on 10/19/2010 5:46:08 PM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TigerClaws

I question the premise. My heroin use is down significantly.


3 posted on 10/19/2010 5:47:50 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: AndrewB

Mine is unchanged.


4 posted on 10/19/2010 5:49:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek; AndrewB

Mine is up sharply, so the auther is 33% right.


5 posted on 10/19/2010 5:50:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: TigerClaws
The administration and the drug cartels have the same intended target don't they, decimate the middleclass, the enemy. Not a coincidence!
6 posted on 10/19/2010 5:52:36 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: TigerClaws
See, there are some businesses on the rise under Hussein.

Precious.

He's a friend of white trash, I'll give him that.

7 posted on 10/19/2010 5:57:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (defeat islam.)
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To: TigerClaws

There are more important things to worry about folks....like the racism spouting out of Arizona against “immigrants”!/s


8 posted on 10/19/2010 5:59:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: AndrewB

Down “Unexpectedly”?


9 posted on 10/19/2010 6:03:57 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: TigerClaws

The offense of drug trafficking should be federal and carry a mandatory death sentence. There should be a single one-track court system set up just for them. Between arrest, conviction and completion of sentence with one mandatory appeal should be 2 weeks.


10 posted on 10/19/2010 6:07:04 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: TigerClaws

Heroin use is definitely a problem among teens and young adults on Whidbey Island, WA. Sometimes I think the police/sheriffs turn a blind eye to it.


11 posted on 10/19/2010 6:09:18 PM PDT by luckymom (Forget the baby whales, save the baby humans.)
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To: TigerClaws
Not sure why suburban heroin use is somehow worse than urban heroin use.

And anyone that would shoot junk into their veins because the package had a Prada logo is a moron.

12 posted on 10/19/2010 6:10:22 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Dogbert41

Sorry, but most people do not need the Nanny/Police State to protect them from those who want to sell drugs.


13 posted on 10/19/2010 6:15:49 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Mine has the Nike symbol.


14 posted on 10/19/2010 6:16:13 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: trumandogz

These aren’t hardened criminal adults. They are high school and middle school kids being given (free at first) 60% proof heroin (one use is enough to create an addict or overdose).


15 posted on 10/19/2010 6:17:19 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: luckymom

heroin is no joke. Your kid will do anything to get more. Including breaking and entering your friendly neighbors house while they are sleeping to steal.
I know this for sure, and when caught, that is a class of felony that will put them in a maximum security prison.
A normal kid will go crazy on this before your eyes


16 posted on 10/19/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: trumandogz

Spoken in absolute ignorance of the true cost to our society from meth and herroine use. I suggest you go volunteer at your local jail for a while - or victim help center. Maybe spend a little time just across the border too.


17 posted on 10/19/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: AndrewB

“I question the premise. My heroin use is down significantly.”

Me, too. I haven’t toked Lebanese Blond in decades. (For you virgin puppies out there, we’re not talking females.)


18 posted on 10/19/2010 6:21:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: trumandogz
if it's good, you can snort it or smoke it... you don't have to shoot it
19 posted on 10/19/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TigerClaws

I think we need to legalize all drugs and end the War on Drugs. Then the price will come down and more kids will get to try them and get hooked. Then the criminal suppliers will magically go out of business. /s


20 posted on 10/19/2010 6:51:30 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: TigerClaws

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.


21 posted on 10/19/2010 6:58:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


22 posted on 10/19/2010 7:35:05 PM PDT by Dr Snide
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To: reefdiver

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.


23 posted on 10/19/2010 7:42:02 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: TigerClaws

Shoot it all in one go and die already, losers.


24 posted on 10/19/2010 8:25:05 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: TigerClaws
Turns out that local law enforcement in my area are actually acting as mid-level drug dealers, ostensibly to fight the traffickers, but they get to use the profits to "self-fund" their SWAT and surveillance toys.

Ain't that just grand?

25 posted on 10/20/2010 7:17:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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