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Monday, May 15, 2017

7 Things We Learned About The Thriving American Heroin Industry

The market for heroin is a robust one, and 2017 is shaping up to be the best year yet for the gangs and cartels who import and distribute the drug in the United States. The drug is now both inexpensive to make and more addictive, but this more potent heroin is also killing its users.
Bloomberg Businessweek traveled to Cincinnati, which has somehow become the capital of American heroin, to find out why the market is so great, and whether it’s possible to stop the flow of heroin laced with even stronger painkillers.
1. Getting dealers off the streets is like playing whack-a-mole. There’s always someone ready to replace any dealer who goes to prison, dies, or quits.
“Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days,” a Cincinnati cop told a reporter. “There’s always somebody right there to pick back up.”
2. Competition is fierce in areas where heroin is popular. Cops describe dealers who mass-text customers about specials on days when sales are slow, and who throw free samples of their products through car windows along with their phone numbers.


Anonymous said...

Part of me wants to say "Let them die!" and there will be fewer stupid people abusing these drugs!

Another part is thinking that we need to increase awareness training - publicize those that die from overdose! Publicize - not glamorize!

The Trayvon Martin story is glamorizing thuggery - he was killed committing a crime! Publicizing that there are instant recovery drugs to save your life when you overdose does not help - it gives these people a crutch to recover and get another dose later!

Anonymous said...

Its absolutely disgusting, PERIOD. I have argued this point until I'm blue in the face and maybe my situation is unique. I suffer from a very severe spine problem and periodically take opiod pain medications. I've done do on and off for 3 years and probably will have yo do so until having my lumbar completely fused prayerfully in ten years if I can hold off that long. I've been able to ho months without taking the medication, currently I'm taking but take about half of what I'm prescribed. Not once has it taken me to a level to want/have to go out in the streets and buy their garbage and play Russian roulette with a syringe. Its total BS and a weak excuse in today's society for lack of self control

Steve said...

Duh, why aren't we going after the importers instead of the local dealers?

Simple. The "Importers" are the Federal Government who is occupying the Afghan poppy fields and trading guns to the idiots for it.

Going after the whack a mole sellers generates millions and billions of dollars paid to the legal community of lawyers, judges, police, and jailers. Just spend a day in court and count up the cash cow that rolls through there every day.

There is absolutely no economic reason for the Feds to slow this crap down, so Heroin will still be five bucks and available every freakin day as much as you want.

Anonymous said...

The mind has a lot to do with it. But everyone is "wired" different. I was on opioids in the hospital and they had no effect on my pain so I just stopped.

Anonymous said...

I read that in one country they shoot and kill the drug users and dealers right on the street, and guess what? They're drug problem is disappearing! Also, the people are happy this is going on, because the users and dealers are the garbage of society!

Anonymous said...

May 15, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Your comment ALMOST makes sense

Anonymous said...

Thank you for telling the truth