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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See, there are some businesses on the rise under Hussein.
I question the premise. My heroin use is down significantly.
Mine is unchanged.
Mine is up sharply, so the auther is 33% right.
He's a friend of white trash, I'll give him that.
There are more important things to worry about folks....like the racism spouting out of Arizona against “immigrants”!/s
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.
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.
And anyone that would shoot junk into their veins because the package had a Prada logo is a moron.
Sorry, but most people do not need the Nanny/Police State to protect them from those who want to sell drugs.
Mine has the Nike symbol.
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).
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
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.
“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.)
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
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?
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