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A lethal business model targets Middle America (heroin from Mexico)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/14/10 | Sam Quinones

Posted on 02/14/2010 7:25:07 AM PST by ruralvoter

Immigrants from an obscure corner of Mexico are changing heroin use in many parts of America.

Farm boys from a tiny county that once depended on sugar cane have perfected an ingenious business model for selling a semi-processed form of Mexican heroin known as black tar.

Using convenient delivery by car and aggressive marketing, they have moved into cities and small towns across the United States, often creating demand for heroin where there was little or none. In many of those places, authorities report increases in overdoses and deaths.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: addict; aliens; cartels; drugcartels; drugs; heroin; illegalimmigrants; immigration; justsayno; mexico; thanksagainmexico
This is happening in small towns across America. Kids go to a party and pop an Oxycontin pill for kicks. Those pills are too expensive to keep taking, so some dealers pull a bait and switch to cheaper heroin. This is a very dangerous and serious addiction.
1 posted on 02/14/2010 7:25:08 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Let’s keep those boders open. People gotta work ya know.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 7:29:26 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: ruralvoter

Just “popping” an O pill won’t do much. Crushing and snorting are the thing.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 7:31:41 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: ruralvoter

Another link for this article:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-me-blacktar14-2010feb14,0,674979.story


4 posted on 02/14/2010 7:32:19 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Here is an online link to stories from a small town in Massachusetts where several students died of overdoses of heroin.

http://southofboston.net/entreports/heroin/day1.html


5 posted on 02/14/2010 7:42:47 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They’ll never stop it, Mex mud has been around since the 70’s. They need a new plan.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 7:44:46 AM PST by Eska
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To: ruralvoter

There is usually no way to assay the potency or purity of something offered on the street. A dealer can get rid of a troublesome customer that way.


7 posted on 02/14/2010 7:47:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: ruralvoter

Mark


8 posted on 02/14/2010 7:58:55 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: ruralvoter

This problem is in everyone’s back yard.

My son’s friend started with Oxy then went to Heroin. He tried to get my son to take him to score a brick of the big H. He wound up in jail, rehab and probation. Sad story. Needless to say, my son is forbidden to associate with him.

It’s happening to young people in their 20’s not just high school kids.

Parents, just when you thought you were out of the woods.
Keep your eyes and ears wide open!


9 posted on 02/14/2010 8:00:39 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: ruralvoter

heroin OD is an epidemic, more people than most can imagine have been and will be touched by this, and these murderers are deliberately targeting young people whose brain function of judgement is not matured


10 posted on 02/14/2010 8:04:08 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

friends son is lucky to still be alive, I hope he kicks the habit but unfortunately I believe it causes physical changes and urges that most of us cannot imagine


11 posted on 02/14/2010 8:05:52 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: silverleaf
His former friend. The scary thing is that his dependency problems transpired within a matter of months, not years.
12 posted on 02/14/2010 8:16:19 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Cacique

BTT


13 posted on 02/14/2010 8:35:30 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: unixfox

Doing the jobs that Americans just won’t do.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 8:56:21 AM PST by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: ruralvoter

Herion is so linked to narcoterrorism that the US needs to get serious about penalties for dealing it. Make it worth no one’s while.


15 posted on 02/14/2010 9:09:05 AM PST by MoTiger
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To: ruralvoter

“Famly values don’t stop a the Rio Grande.”


16 posted on 02/14/2010 9:56:33 AM PST by Will88
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To: unixfox

Yup, more wonderful things from that sunny shit-hole known as Mexico. Celebrate diversity.


17 posted on 02/14/2010 11:13:24 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

The sad truth is how these dealers hide. When law enforcement gets too intense, they hide among hard working illegal immigrants in rural areas. Farm workers who don’t snitch.


18 posted on 02/14/2010 11:28:49 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

“hard working illegal immigrants’’? Working hard at what? Breaking the law?


19 posted on 02/14/2010 12:01:42 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

B-I-N-G-O


20 posted on 02/14/2010 12:27:02 PM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter; antceecee; La Lydia; HiJinx; SandRat; SwinneySwitch; stephenjohnbanker
Thanks for posting; you saved me the trouble.
And welcome to FR, rural voter.

This is real nasty business and specifically targeting white middle class. The Mexicans are on a bold, out in the open, lawless spree in this country. Who will stop them?

Xalisco bosses have avoided the nation's largest cities with established heroin organizations. Instead, using Southern California and Phoenix as staging areas, they have established networks in Salt Lake City; Reno; Boise, Idaho; Indianapolis; Nashville; and Myrtle Beach, S.C., among other places. From those cities, their heroin -- called black tar because it's sticky and dark -- has made its way into suburbs and small towns.

21 posted on 02/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: La Enchiladita

“The Mexicans are on a bold, out in the open, lawless spree in this country. Who will stop them?”

Not McCain!


22 posted on 02/14/2010 5:24:48 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: La Enchiladita

30 Billion going south every year. We can stop a lot of that. Will we? You know the phrase “plata o plomo”?


23 posted on 02/14/2010 7:08:54 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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