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Title: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2017, 03:06:10 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/awash-in-overdoses-seattle-creates-safe-sites-for-addicts-to-inject-illegal-drugs/2017/01/27/ddc58842-e415-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html?utm_term=.d8d163a58104
Awash in overdoses, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs
Katie Zezima 
January 27  

Officials in Seattle on Friday approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but necessary response to an epidemic of addiction that is claiming tens of thousands of lives each year.

The sites — which offer addicts clean needles, medical supervision and quick access to drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose — have long been popular in Europe. Now, with the U.S. death toll rising, the idea is gaining traction in a number of American cities, including Boston, New York City and Ithaca, N.Y.

While opponents say the sites promote illegal drug use, supporters say they can keep people alive and steer them toward treatment. They compare supervised injection facilities to the needle exchanges that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s as a way to stanch the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

“These sites save lives and that is our goal in Seattle/King County,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) said in a statement.

The sites are not currently legal under federal law, according to Kelly Dineen, a professor of health law at Saint Louis University School of Law. A provision of the Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to operate facilities where drugs are used, she said.
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http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/rolling-stones-keith-richards-defends-heroin-use-slams-rehab/
‘I Got Something Out Of It’: Keith Richards Defends Heroin Use, Slams Rehab
By Radar Staff
Posted on Jun 13, 2013 @ 11:48AM

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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 29, 2017, 03:10:31 pm
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2017, 03:19:10 pm
Who guards the poppy fields? Who ships it in? Who launders the money?
Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Brothers_(ship,_1875)_-_Bancroft_Library.jpg
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/Three_Brothers_%28ship%2C_1875%29_-_Bancroft_Library.jpg)
Three Brothers (ship, 1875) - Bancroft Library
Clipper ship "Three Brothers", 2972 tons, the largest sailing ship in the world
 Bancroft Library  Berkeley, California

https://springfieldmuseums.org/collections/item/clipper-ship-three-brothers-formerly-steamship-vanderbilt-currier-ives/
Clipper Ship THREE BROTHERS. Formerly Steamship VANDERBILT, Currier & Ives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Stirling_Vanderbilt
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (July 6, 1884 – July 4, 1970) was an American railroad executive, a champion yachtsman, an innovator and champion player of contract bridge, and a member of the Vanderbilt family.

http://theteadetective.com/ChinaOpiumTeaClippers.html
The History Behind the Tea and Opium
Clipper Ships of the 1800s


Dr. Powell was the doctor to Vanderbilt ...

http://oldbeachinn.com/
The Old Beach Inn
An Enchanting B&B in the Heart of Historic Newport


Anderson Cooper revealed on Monday that he is gay, ending years  (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=233730.msg1364009#msg1364009)

Welcome to The Old Beach Inn. This elegant bed and breakfast inn was built in 1879 during Newport's Gilded Age, and was once the home of the affluent physician, Dr. Steven Powell  and his wife, Henrietta. Dr. Powell was a sea captain during the China Trade  and oriental influences are evident throughout the house. For many years he served as the Commodore of the Newport Yacht Club. His love of the sea and sailing inspired him to name the house The Anchorage  and if you look closely you might see the green anchor tucked into the highest peak of the house. Mrs. Powell was originally from New Haven and was the great-granddaughter of Noah Webster (of dictionary fame). Today their home has found new life as one of Newport's most gracious inns.
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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on January 29, 2017, 03:50:13 pm
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

http://z4.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Deception/index.php?showtopic=8236&hl=


http://z4.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Deception/index.php?showtopic=7140
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on January 29, 2017, 03:53:06 pm
Heroin crisis: Stories from the front line
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/09/05/front-lines-heroin-crisis/89539786/


Viral photo shows the face of heroin crisis America needs to see
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/16/opinions/viral-photo-from-ohio-shows-face-of-heroin-epidemic/
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2017, 03:56:24 pm
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2016/mar/14/rob-portman/most-heroin-us-comes-over-mexican-border/
Most heroin in U.S. now comes across Mexican border, Rob Portman says
By Nadia Pflaum on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has been busy in Washington touting the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act in response to a shocking number of heroin overdoses in Ohio.

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Ohio ranks high on the list of states reeling from the national epidemic. In Montgomery County, which encompasses Dayton, Ohio, heroin-related deaths increased 225 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Back in the 1970s, the heroin on U.S. streets was the "black tar" variety, and much of it came from southeast Asia. In 2010, 80 percent of the heroin in the world came from poppy fields in Afghanistan, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

So when Portman said that most of the heroin in America comes from Mexico’s border, we were skeptical.

Portman, it turns out, has done his homework. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Threat Assessment of 2015 says that
Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the United States.

"Southeast Asia was once the dominant supplier of heroin in the United States, but Southeast Asian heroin is now rarely detected in U.S. markets," the report state. "Mexico and, to a lesser extent, Colombia dominate the U.S. heroin market, because of their proximity, established transportation and distribution infrastructure, and ability to satisfy U.S. heroin demand."

The report also says that Mexican "transnational criminal organizations," (the DEA’s term for drug-dealing gangs) "pose the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them."
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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: egypt on January 29, 2017, 04:14:40 pm

The same thing was done in bringing down China.  They had "opium dens."

love, e
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: One Revelator on January 29, 2017, 04:29:31 pm
The stuff circulating is really bad. Had a nurse tell me that this isn't the same as '70s heroin. It's so purified that all it takes is a one time use to get somebody hooked. It's caused a crime wave. Somebody uses, gets desperate, starts stealing, keeps stealing. It's not just the addict. It affects everybody.

VICE did a show on krokodil, a horrifying drug made from household chemicals and injected. That started in southern Russia because heroin was first introduced there, then dried up. The krok addicts know the only way out is death.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: egypt on January 29, 2017, 04:43:45 pm

Trump says he'll stop the drug trade and selling in America.  Praise Be.  All we can do is help the poor sufferers and prevent any future ones.  Maybe kids should go and visit the safe spots and see what the drugs do to a person.

There was a time in America -- people did not do drugs.  America was so unreal compared to the rest of the world in terms of beauty and lovely life.  America was in a position and it was the meme to bring up the rest of the world.  nope, globalists wouldn't have any of that!  Introduction of drugs to bring America down, like was done with China is what happened to our society.

love, e
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2017, 04:50:59 pm
https://www.indianadea.com/tracing-heroin-trafficking-in-new-mexico/
(https://www.indianadea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/heroin2.jpg)

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/06/dea-mexican-cartels-increasing-heroin-availability-in-u-s-overdose-deaths-surge/
DEA: Mexican Cartels Increasing Heroin Availability In U.S., Overdose Deaths Surge
by Edwin Mora6 Nov 2015122

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) have significantly increased opium production and shifted their operations to expand heroin trafficking in recent years. The TCOs launched a concerted effort to make the illicit drug readily available to Americans as the number of heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. surge, reports the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

America’s southern neighbor was also identified in the DEA report as the primary source of clandestinely-produced fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is an estimated 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 40 times stronger than heroin.

Fentanyl, which is often added to heroin to increase its effects, has also been linked to hundreds of deaths in the United States in recent years.

Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the United States. Opium poppy cultivation in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years reaching 17,000 hectares in 2014, with an estimated pure potential production of 42 metric tons of heroin,” reveals the DEA in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment. “This increase was driven in part by Mexican organizations shift to increased heroin trafficking.”
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http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/tracing-heroin-trafficking-in-new-mexico
Tracing Heroin Trafficking in New Mexico
Written by Kyra Gurney      Thursday, 12 February 2015 

Mexican cartels are flooding the United States with heroin and opiates to keep pace with rising demand. InSight Crime takes a look at the trafficking and distribution of these drugs in New Mexico, one of the epicenters of heroin addiction.

Seated at an upscale coffee shop in Albuquerque, sporting a baseball cap and a sweatsuit, Demian Rubalcaba recounted how his old dealers used to deliver doses of heroin.

"They always had [the heroin] in these little colored balloons," he told InSight Crime. "They would get a grocery bag, cut a circle out of it, wrap the heroin in there, tie it up, put foil around it and put it in a balloon. They drive around all day with [the balloon] in their mouth. And that way if they get pulled over, they swallow it."
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Rubalcaba's story is far from unique. In New Mexico, heroin is both a historic problem -- dating back to the aftermath of the Vietnam War -- and one that has seen a recent revival as prescription drug users switch to a cheaper high. New Mexico has long had among the highest per capita drug overdose death rates in the country, a problem driven mainly by heroin and prescription opiate abuse.
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However, New Mexico isn't the only state in the grips of a heroin epidemic. Across the United States, from New York City to Baltimore to Kentucky, heroin is quietly seeping into homes and schools. The number of heroin users nationwide almost doubled between 2007 and 2013 to an estimated 681,000, precipitating what Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield called a "nationwide heroin crisis". Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that heroin overdose death rates in 28 US states increased more than twofold between 2008 and 2012, accounting for almost 19 percent of drug-related overdose deaths nationwide in 2013, the latest year for which these numbers are available
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 29, 2017, 05:00:25 pm
Want to stop the heroin epidemic?

End the drug war.

You know who opposes that idea?

The Democratic and Republican parties.

So next election day, rejoice over the fact that you can "choose" between voting (a) for the drug war or (b) for the drug war.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/how-drug-warriors-helped-to-fuel-the-heroin-epidemic/476679/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/how-drug-warriors-helped-to-fuel-the-heroin-epidemic/476679/)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 29, 2017, 05:02:48 pm
Vices Are Not Crimes

A Vindication Of Moral Liberty

by Lysander Spooner
1875

I.

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

In vices, the very essence of crime --- that is, the design to injure the person or property of another --- is wanting.

It is a maxim of the law that there can be no crime without a criminal intent; that is, without the intent to invade the person or property of another. But no one ever practises a vice with any such criminal intent. He practises his vice for his own happiness solely, and not from any malice toward others.

Unless this clear distinction between vices and crimes be made and recognized by the laws, there can be on earth no such thing as individual right, liberty, or property; no such things as the right of one man to the control of his own person and property, and the corresponding and coequal rights of another man to the control of his own person and property.

For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.

II.

Every voluntary act of a man’s life is either virtuous or vicious. That is to say, it is either in accordance, or in conflict, with those natural laws of matter and mind, on which his physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being depend. In other words, every act of his life tends, on the whole, either to his happiness, or to his unhappiness. No single act in his whole existence is indifferent.

Furthermore, each human being differs in his physical, mental, and emotional constitution, and also in the circumstances by which he is surrounded, from every other human being. Many acts, therefore, that are virtuous, and tend to happiness, in the case of one person, are vicious, and tend to unhappiness, in the case of another person.

Many acts, also, that are virtuous, and tend to happiness, in the case of one man, at one time, and under one set of circumstances, are vicious, and tend to unhappiness, in the case of the same man, at another time, and under other circumstances.

III.

To know what actions are virtuous, and what vicious --- in other words, to know what actions tend, on the whole, to happiness, and what to unhappiness --- in the case of each and every man, in each and all the conditions in which they may severally be placed, is the profoundest and most complex study to which the greatest human mind ever has been, or ever can be, directed. It is, nevertheless, the constant study to which each and every man --- the humblest in intellect as well as the greatest --- is necessarily driven by the desires and necessities of his own existence. It is also the study in which each and every person, from his cradle to his grave, must necessarily form his own conclusions; because no one else knows or feels, or can know or feel, as he knows and feels, the desires and necessities, the hopes, and fears, and impulses of his own nature, or the pressure of his own circumstances.

IV.

It is not often possible to say of those acts that are called vices, that they really are vices, except in degree. That is, it is difficult to say of any actions, or courses of action, that are called vices, that they really would have been vices, if they had stopped short of a certain point. The question of virtue or vice, therefore, in all such cases, is a question of quantity and degree, and not of the intrinsic character of any single act, by itself. This fact adds to the difficulty, not to say the impossibility, of any one’s --- except each individual for himself --- drawing any accurate line, or anything like any accurate line, between virtue and vice; that is, of telling where virtue ends, and vice begins. And this is another reason why this whole question of virtue and vice should be left for each person to settle for himself.

V.

Vices are usually pleasurable, at least for the time being, and often do not disclose themselves as vices, by their effects, until after they have been practised for many years; perhaps for a lifetime. To many, perhaps most, of those who practise them, they do not disclose themselves as vices at all during life. Virtues, on the other band, often appear so harsh and rugged, they require the sacrifice of so much present happiness, at least, and the results, which alone prove them to be virtues, are often so distant and obscure, in fact, so absolutely invisible to the minds of many, especially of the young, that, from the very nature of things, there can be no universal, or even general, knowledge that they are virtues. In truth, the studies of profound philosophers have been expended --- if not wholly in vain, certainly with very small results --- in efforts to draw the lines between the virtues and the vices.

If, then, it became so difficult, so nearly impossible, in most cases, to determine what is, and what is not, vice; and especially if it be so difficult, in nearly all cases, to determine where virtue ends, and vice begins; and if these questions, which no one can really and truly determine for anybody but himself, are not to be left free and open for experiment by all, each person is deprived of the highest of all his rights as a human being, to wit: his right to inquire, investigate, reason, try experiments, judge, and ascertain for himself, what is, to him, virtue, and what is, to him, vice; in other words: what, on the whole, conduces to his happiness, and what, on the whole, tends to his unhappiness. If this great right is not to be left free and open to all, then each man’s whole right, as a reasoning human being, to" liberty and the pursuit of happiness," is denied him.

VI.

We all come into the world in ignorance of ourselves, and of everything around us. By a fundamental law of our natures we are all constantly impelled by the desire of happiness, and the fear of pain. But we have everything to learn, as to what will give us happiness, and save us from pain. No two of us are wholly alike, either physically, mentally, or emotionally; or, consequently, in our physical, mental, or emotional requirements for the acquisition of happiness, and the avoidance of unhappiness. No one of us, therefore, can learn this indispensable lesson of happiness and unhappiness, of virtue and vice, for another. Each must learn it for himself. To learn it, he must be at liberty to try all experiments that commend themselves to his judgment. Some of his experiments succeed, and, because they succeed, are called virtues; others fail, and, because they fail, are called vices. He gathers wisdom as much from his failures as from his successes; from his so-called vices, as from his so-called virtues. Both are necessary to his acquisition of that knowledge --- of his own nature, and of the world around him, and of their adaptations or non-adaptations to each other --- which shall show him how happiness is acquired, and pain avoided. And, unless he can be permitted to try these experiments to his own satisfaction, he is restrained from the acquisition of knowledge, and, consequently, from pursuing the great purpose and duty of his life.

VII.

A man is under no obligation to take anybody’s word, or yield to anybody's authority, on a matter so vital to himself, and in regard to which no one else has, or can have, any such interest as he. He cannot, if he would, safely rely upon the opinions of other men, because be finds that the opinions of other men do not agree. Certain actions, or courses of action, have been practised by many millions of men, through successive generations, and have been held by them to be, on the whole, conducive to happiness, and therefore virtuous. Other men, in other ages or countries, or under other condition, have held, as the result of their experience and observation, that these actions tended, on the whole, to unhappiness, and were therefore vicious. The question of virtue or vice, as already remarked in a previous section, has also been, in most minds, a question of degree; that is, of the extent to which certain actions should be carried; and not of the intrinsic character of any single act, by itself. The questions of virtue and vice have therefore been as various, and, in fact, as infinite, as the varieties of mind, body, and condition of the different individuals inhabiting the globe. And the experience of ages has left an infinite number of these questions unsettled. In fact, it can scarcely be said to have settled any of them.

VIII.

In the midst of this endless variety of opinion, what man, or what body of men, has the right to say, in regard to any particular action, or course of action, "We have tried this experiment, and determined every question involved in it? We have determined it, not only for ourselves, but for all others? And, as to all those who are weaker than we, we will coerce them to act in obedience to our conclusion? We will suffer no further experiment or inquiry by any one, and, consequently, no further acquisition of knowledge by anybody?"

Who are the men who have the right to say this? Certainly there are none such. The men who really do say it, are either shameless impostors and tyrants, who would stop the progress of knowledge, and usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men; and are therefore to be resisted instantly, and to the last extent; or they are themselves too ignorant of their own weaknesses, and of their true relations to other men, to be entitled to any other consideration than sheer pity or contempt.

We know, however, that there are such men as these in the world. Some of them attempt to exercise their power only within a small sphere, to wit, upon their children, their neighbors, their townsmen, and their countrymen. Others attempt to exercise it on a larger scale. For example, an old man at Rome, aided by a few subordinates, attempts to decide all questions of virtue and vice; that is, of truth or falsehood, especially in matters of religion. He claims to know and teach what religious ideas and practices are conducive, or fatal, to a man’s happiness, not only in this world, but in that which is to come. He claims to be miraculously inspired for the performance of this work; thus virtually acknowledging, like a sensible man, that nothing short of miraculous inspiration would qualify him for it. This miraculous inspiration, however, has been ineffectual to enable him to settle more than a very few questions. The most important to which common mortals can attain, is an implicit belief in his (the pope’s) infallibility! and, secondly, that the blackest vices of which they can be guilty are to believe and declare that he is only a man like the rest of them!

It required some fifteen or eighteen hundred years to enable him to reach definite conclusions on these two vital points. Yet it would seem that the first of these must necessarily be preliminary to his settlement of any other questions; because, until his own infallibility is determined, he can authoritatively decide nothing else. He has, however, heretofore attempted or pretended to settle a few others. And he may, perhaps, attempt or pretend to settle a few more in the future, if he shall continue to find anybody to listen to him. But his success, thus far, certainly does not encourage the belief that he will be able to settle all questions of virtue and vice, even in his peculiar department of religion, in time to meet the necessities of mankind. He, or his successors, will undoubtedly be compelled, at no distant day, to acknowledge that he has undertaken a task to which all his miraculous inspiration was inadequate; and that, of necessity, each human being must be left to settle all questions of this kind for himself. And it is not unreasonable to expect that all other popes, in other and lesser spheres, will some time have cause to come to the same conclusion. No one, certainly, not claiming supernatural inspiration, should undertake a task to which obviously nothing less than such inspiration is adequate. And, clearly, no one should surrender his own judgment to the teachings of others, unless he be first convinced that these others have something more than ordinary human knowledge on this subject.

If those persons, who fancy themselves gifted with both the power and the right to define and punish other men’s vices, would but turn their thoughts inwardly, they would probably find that they have a great work to do at home; and that, when that shall have been completed, they will be little disposed to do more towards correcting the vices of others, than simply to give to others the results of their experience and observation. In this sphere their labors may possibly be useful; but, in the sphere of infallibility and coercion, they will probably, for well-known reasons, meet with even less success in the future than such men have met with in the past.

IX.

It is now obvious, from the reasons already given, that government would be utterly impracticable, if it were to take cognizance of vices, and punish them as crimes. Every human being has his or her vices. Nearly all men have a great many. And they are of all kinds; physiological, mental, emotional; religious, social, commercial, industrial, economical, etc., etc. If government is to take cognizance of any of these vices, and punish them as crimes, then, to be consistent, it must take cognizance of all, and punish all impartially. The consequence would be, that everybody would be in prison for his or her vices. There would be no one left outside to lock the doors upon those within. In fact, courts enough could not be found to try the offenders, nor prisons enough built to hold them. All human industry in the acquisition of knowledge, and even in acquiring the means of subsistence, would be arrested: for we should all be under constant trial or imprisonment for our vices. But even if it were possible to imprison all the vicious, our knowledge of human nature tells us that, as a general rule, they would be far more vicious in prison than they ever have been out of it.

X.

A government that shall punish all vices impartially is so obviously an impossibility, that nobody was ever found, or ever will be found, foolish enough to propose it. The most that any one proposes is, that government shall punish some one, or at most a few, of what he esteems the grossest of them. But this discrimination is an utterly absurd, illogical, and tyrannical one. What right has any body of men to say, "The vices of other men we will punish; but our own vices nobody shall punish? We will restrain other men from seeking their own happiness, according to their own notions of it; but nobody shall restrain us from seeking our own happiness, according to our own notions of it? We will restrain other men from acquiring any experimental knowledge of what is conducive or necessary to their own happiness; but nobody shall restrain us from acquiring an experimental knowledge of what is conducive or necessary to our own happiness?"

Nobody but knaves or blockheads ever thinks of making such absurd assumptions as these. And yet, evidently, it is only upon such assumptions that anybody can claim the right to punish the vices of others, and at the same time claim exemption from punishment for his own.

[Continued... (http://www.lysanderspooner.org/VicesAreNotCrimes.htm)]
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2017, 05:06:42 pm
just a reminder , Opium abuse began with returning surviving soldiers from wars ,... Crimea , US Civil War , wwi , wwii  etc,,,

Relief from chronic pain ,   opioids are a part of the MIC ...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 29, 2017, 05:14:06 pm
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/24/end-prohibition-heroin/GRq3TO2RwX3IWDYTjY8UPO/story.html (http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/24/end-prohibition-heroin/GRq3TO2RwX3IWDYTjY8UPO/story.html)

End the prohibition of heroin

A cop’s experience tells him the drug war is doing more harm than good

By Jack Cole
The Boston Globe
August 24, 2014

FOR 14 of the 26 years I served with the New Jersey State Police, I worked undercover narcotics. On the job, I saw first-hand the addictive power of opiates. Yet I also came to understand that the destruction of whole communities did not primarily result from the use or misuse of those drugs. No, the damage came from people — cops — doing what I did: dragging buyers and sellers away from their families and slamming them into the criminal justice system, depriving both them and their neighborhoods of all hope. I witnessed people we disparagingly called “junkies” dying with needles in their arms not because heroin is a poison but because the heroin was poisoned. I did more harm than good, and the harder my colleagues and I tried, the more damage we did.

Today, the relentless, appalling loss of life associated with heroin and other dangerous drugs has become commonplace. As a police officer, I understand the instinct to mete out punishment, send a message, put somebody away for abusing drugs. Nonetheless, my experience has shown me that it is futile, counterproductive, and dangerous to try to arrest our way out of this very real problem.

Heroin’s status as a Schedule I illegal drug has ceded its control and distribution to the most unscrupulous and unregulated players among us with the predictably tragic results. Prohibition has completely failed to curb either supply or demand for opiates. It has not only failed to protect our young and vulnerable, but also cost many their lives — deaths from heroin overdose alone have increased ninefold since the drug war began. The whole family of opiates is dangerous, seductive, and addictive under the best of circumstances, but when the circumstances are defined by a destabilizing cat-and-mouse game for those in the thrall of addiction, those dangers are intensified.

[Continued... (http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/24/end-prohibition-heroin/GRq3TO2RwX3IWDYTjY8UPO/story.html)]
Title: Re: Heroin is bad: Fentanyl is MUCH WORSE... Overdoses at all-time high
Post by: Satyagraha on January 29, 2017, 06:09:28 pm

America’s southern neighbor was also identified in the DEA report as the primary source of clandestinely-produced fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is an estimated 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 40 times stronger than heroin.

Fentanyl, which is often added to heroin to increase its effects, has also been linked to hundreds of deaths in the United States in recent years.


In my neck of the woods we've had an unprecedented number of overdoses in the past few years. They are finding people overdosing because of FENTANYL - not heroin.

Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo
https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/fentanyl-heroin-photo-fatal-doses/

(https://www.statnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Heroin-Fentanyl-vials-NHSPFL-1600x900.jpg)
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE FORENSIC LAB: On the left, a lethal dose of heroin; on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl.

The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. entanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders.

It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as shown by the photograph above, which was taken at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.

Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.

Drugs users generally don’t know when their heroin is laced with fentanyl, so when they inject their usual quantity of heroin, they can inadvertently take a deadly dose of the substance. In addition, while dealers try to include fentanyl to improve potency, their measuring equipment usually isn’t fine-tuned enough to ensure they stay below the levels that could cause users to overdose. Plus, the fentanyl sold on the street is almost always made in a clandestine lab; it is less pure than the pharmaceutical version and thus its effect on the body can be more unpredictable.

Heroin and fentanyl look identical, and with drugs purchased on the street, “you don’t know what you’re taking,” Tim Pifer, the director of the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, told STAT in an interview. “You’re injecting yourself with a loaded gun.”

Dope Sick: A harrowing story of best friends, addiction — and a stealth killer
New Hampshire, like the rest of New England, has been particularly hard hit by the opioid epidemic. The state saw a total of 439 drug overdoses in 2015; most were related to opioids, and about 70 percent of these opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl. The state has seen 200 deadly opioid overdoses this year so far, said Pifer.

Fentanyl was originally used as an anesthetic. Then doctors realized how effective it was at relieving pain in small quantities and started using it for that purpose. In the hands of trained professionals — and with laboratory-grade equipment — fentanyl actually has a pretty wide therapeutic index, or range within which the drug is both effective and safe.

The difference in strength between heroin and fentanyl arises from differences in their chemical structures. The chemicals in both bind to the mu opioid receptor in the brain. But fentanyl gets there faster than morphine — the almost-instantaneous byproduct when the body breaks down heroin — because it more easily passes through the fat that is plentiful in the brain. Fentanyl also hugs the receptor so tightly that a tiny amount is enough to start the molecular chain of events that instigates opioids’ effects on the body.

This tighter affinity for the opioid receptor also means more naloxone — or Narcan — may be needed to combat a fentanyl overdose than a heroin overdose.

“In a fentanyl overdose, you may not be able to totally revive the person with the Narcan dose you have,” said Scott Lukas, director of the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. “Naloxone easily knocks morphine off of the receptor, but does that less so to fentanyl.”

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Fentanyl crisis: Drug overdoses claim unprecedented 914 lives in B.C. in 2016
B.C. health minister calls on Ottawa to declare a federal public health emergency
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/overdose-death-statistics-2016-1.3941224

llicit drug overdoses claimed the lives of 914 people in B.C. in 2016, the BC Coroners Service revealed Wednesday, making it the deadliest overdose year on record and representing an increase of nearly 80 per cent from the year before.

December saw another spike in deaths with 142 recorded, up from the previous monthly high of 128 recorded in November of 2016.

Fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than heroin, has been a "game changer" for drug overdose deaths in B.C., said Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe.
"This is an illicit drug dependency crisis and it is not likely to be resolved anytime soon," she said.
B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake announced more money for treatment beds and said the federal government needs to step up.
"The federal government should declare a federal public health emergency," said Lake.
"We haven't seen the response that I think this type of epidemic requires on a national scale."

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Why Fentanyl Is So Much More Deadly Than Heroin
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2016/04/09/why-fentanyl-is-so-much-more-deadly-than-heroin/#389a3d8256af

When prescription opioids started getting too difficult or too expensive to procure, people addicted to them started turning to heroin–a shift that’s created an “epidemic” of heroin use in whole new groups of people. Now, a new opioid is rising in use and overdose: Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, according to a recent statement on fentanyl by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and 25-50 times more potent than heroin. And its presence seems to be rising sharply, which means that, given its potency, deaths from the drug are also rising.

In 2014, 18,000 people died of opioids, and another 8,000 from heroin. It’s not clear how many people are dying from fentanyl overdoses each day now, but the numbers are climbing sharply in pockets across the U.S. and Canada. Fentanyl is often, without the buyer’s knowledge, mixed with heroin or cocaine, because it’s cheaper than either of them, and much stronger. Here's what we know about why fentanyl is so powerful, in the body and as a new presence in society.

What does fentanyl do in the brain?

There’s no difference in the way in which fentanyl works on the brain from any of the other opioids–it crosses the blood-brain barrier, just like they all do, and binds with the brain’s μ-opioid receptors. From here, it creates analgesia and euphoria.

“What makes it more or less euphoric than other opioids is how quickly it binds” says Lewis Nelson, MD, medical toxicologist and emergency physician at NYU's School of Medicine. “If I give you morphine intravenously, it circulates in the blood, then it crosses blood-brain barrier and binds the opioid receptors. But it takes a little while. Heroin crosses much more rapidly–so it’s really euphoric. And fentanyl is very rapid, and therefore very euphoric.”

And fentanyl’s potency is much greater than the other opioids’–that is, it takes much, much less of the drug to have the same effect. So it’s also lethal at much lower doses than even heroin. Micrograms of fentanyl are effective, rather than milligrams of the other opioids:

This difference in fentanyl's potency is critical–it takes very little to have the same effect as other opioids. The reason so many are dying is because the dose is relatively uncontrolled with street fentanyl, and small excesses can lead to overdose. There’s nothing inherently more dangerous about fentanyl than other opioids except the way it is dosed and sold. This should not suggest that the other opioids are not dangerous; they all are.

The physical effects

Aside from producing an intense high quickly, Fentanyl also produces a number of other effects–nausea, vomiting, analgesia, sedation and respiratory depression among them, according to drugabuse.gov. And like other opioids, it causes death via respiratory arrest (one’s breathing slows to a stop), rather than cardiac arrest.

“The only thing killing you is respiratory depression,” says Nelson. “If I took a few times the therapeutic dose of an opioid, my breathing would slow, and I might die in several hours–it’s a slow spiral toward death. If you took 10 times the dose, you'd likely die, and if you took 100 times, you'd die immediately." Fentanyl is just a more rapid version of the same kind of death, from respiratory depression.

Where it comes from and where it’s going

Fentanyl was once largely extracted from pharmaceuticals–the fentanyl patch, for instance, used to have a reservoir of the drug that was plainly visible, so one could simply suck the liquid out with a syringe. But now the patches have the drug embedded in a mesh, so are more difficult to extract. So fentanyl for street sale often seems to be made in China and imported to the U.S. through Mexico. And because it’s synthesized, rather than plant-derived, it’s worth the effort. (<--- "seems" is not "is"...)

“From the dealer’s perspective, heroin is still hard to make,” says Nelson. “You have to grow it, extract it, convert it, transport into the country. Fentanyl is so much easier. And because it’s 50x more potent than heroin, the volumes are much easier to transport–you can put it in a car instead of truck, or a plane instead of a boat.”

And use of the drug, and of course overdoses, are rising in pockets around the country. Northern California just reported a spike in fentanyl-related deaths–and 48 overdoses and 12 deaths since late March 2016 alone. In Philadelphia, there was a 300% rise in fentanyl deaths from 2013 to 2014. Young people are trying the drug, just like with heroin, but so are middle-aged people, either wittingly or unwittingly. The problem is that not everyone is going out to buy it intentionally–many are in the market for something else, but getting the drug cut with fentanyl. Or worse, only fentanyl.

“In Sacramento, it’s not fentanyl being sold as heroin even, but it’s being pressed into pill and sold as Norco [a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen],” says Nelson. “If counterfeit pills are out there, it is a real problem given the large number of people who ingest rather than inject opioids.” Again, in some of these cases, there’s only fentanyl present, and none of the drug that’s being marketed.

Long-term use of fentanyl is probably somewhat rarer than heroin or other opioids, just by virtue of the fact that it’s so potent that the margin of error is quite small. “A milligram of a drug is a the size of a pinhead. A microgram is thousand times less than that,” says Nelson. “Fentanyl is always mixed into something else. So you’re putting a lot of trust in your dealer. If you make a batch with just a little more, then you see overdose increases in spots in city.” So there are a lot of ways in which the use of fentanyl can go wrong.

Fentanyl will likely grow much more widespread before it peters out. And the fix probably lies not on the street or drug labs, but in exam rooms in doctor's offices. Changing our prescribing practices would prevent many more addictions than any other avenue, says Nelson. “We are turning out opioid addicts pretty quickly in this country. De novo use is always going to be around–kids are curious and they try something–and the DEA can’t really do anything about that. It’s a Sisyphean task. But stopping the other addicts that form–those who get addicted through prescribing practices–happens by improving the way we practice medicine.”

It would take a lot of people working together to shift how we use opioids in this country. It’s possible, but it won’t happen overnight. “Constituencies on both sides are lining up. But it’s hard, because there are so many players,” says Nelson. “Doctors are involved, patient advocacy groups are involved. Pharma is involved, the government is involved. The problem is incredibly complicated.

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Can anybody say, "Eugenics"?

The opioid crisis is raging, the costs to treat addicts are rising, the DPH pays most of the cost for an addict to enter long-term treatment, treatment programs don't have enough beds for people, the prison-industrial complex is booming with drug-related crimes sending people to jail, the PHARMA industry is BOOMING selling Methadone, Suboxone, and other drugs (life-time treatment in many cases) to help addicts stay off of the 'illegal' drugs, and become dependent on the LEGAL DRUGS.

Seems like a business model at work here.

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 31, 2017, 12:36:47 pm
http://www.infowars.com/ex-official-calls-on-mexico-to-unleash-drug-cartels-to-punish-trump/
Ex-Mexico Official Calls on Mexico to Unleash Drug Cartels to Punish Trump
Suggests drugs should be allowed to flow into U.S.

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com -  January 31, 2017

Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jorge Castañeda has called on Mexico to punish President Trump for his actions on deporting illegal immigrants and building a border wall by allowing criminal cartels to run drugs into the United States.

...

Castañeda suggested that drug cartels could be unleashed on the U.S. as retribution for Trump’s aggressive stance towards Mexico.

“Mexico has a lot of negotiating chips in this matter, Fareed, but it also has measures we could take in other areas,” said Castañeda. “For example, the drugs that come through Mexico from South America, or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico all go to the United States. This is not our problem. We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship. If that relationship disappears, the reasons for cooperation also disappear.”

Castañeda is clearly suggesting that Mexican authorities could take a hands off approach to stopping drug traffickers as part of a revenge attack against Trump.
...

From 2006-2010 alone, Mexican drug cartels killed around 34,000 people, and that’s just on the Mexican side. Those murders included gruesome ISIS-style beheadings and other grisly executions.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Casta%C3%B1eda_Gutman
...
Castañeda's political career began as a member of the Mexican Communist Party but he has since moved [ infiltrated] to the political center. He served as an advisor to Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas during his (failed) presidential campaign in 1988 and advised Vicente Fox during his (successful) presidential campaign in 2000.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 31, 2017, 12:43:56 pm
I wasn't aware the CIA needed Mexico's permission to ship drugs into the U.S.

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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 31, 2017, 12:57:17 pm
https://www.statnews.com/2016/04/05/fentanyl-traced-to-china/
‘Truly terrifying’: Communist Chinese suppliers flood US and Canada with deadly fentanyl
By David Armstrong @DavidArmstrongX
April 5, 2016

The dozen packages were shipped from China to mail centers and residences in Southern California. One box was labeled as a “Hole Puncher.”

In fact, it was a quarter-ton pill press, which federal investigators allege was destined for a suburban Los Angeles drug lab. The other packages, shipped throughout January and February, contained materials for manufacturing fentanyl, an opioid so potent that in some forms it can be deadly if touched.

When it comes to the illegal sale of fentanyl, most of the attention has focused on Mexican cartels that are adding the drug to heroin smuggled into the United States. But Chinese suppliers are providing both raw fentanyl and the machinery necessary for the assembly-line production of the drug powering a terrifying and rapid rise of fatal overdoses across the United States and Canada, according to drug investigators and court documents.
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 31, 2017, 01:03:51 pm
So then what's the solution?

Escalate the CIA-approved drug war even more (in the name of "liberty")?

Is it not enough that we already lock up more of our own people than any other nation on the planet?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289 (http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 31, 2017, 01:12:40 pm
So then what's the solution? Escalate the CIA-approved drug war even more (in the name of "liberty")?
...

Right, the cia ancestry of globalist operative Dulles  ,,,  the need is to shut down the financial profits of the drug trade which is by the US banks and literally smuggling tons of cash out of the USA ...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 31, 2017, 01:18:54 pm
Right, the cia ancestry of globalist operative Dulles  ,,, the need is to shut down the financial profits of the drug trade which is by the US banks and literally smuggling tons of cash out of the USA...

If I'm president, I sign my death warrant by saying the following on national television:

"My fellow Americans, I can't do this alone. So I call on all of you to exert non-stop pressure on Congress to (a) abolish the CIA (http://www.infowars.com/end-torture-shut-down-the-cia/) and (b) pass the National Emergency Employment Defense Act (http://www.monetary.org/occupying-the-need-act/2014/04)."
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 31, 2017, 01:27:44 pm
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/09/mexican-drug-cartels-ramping-up-production-of-deadly-drug/
Mexican Drug Cartels Ramping Up Production Of Deadly Drug

Fentanyl, the extremely potent opioid that Prince overdosed on, has now become a linchpin of drug cartels across Mexico due to its extreme profitability, The New York Times reports.

The United States has an insatiable demand for opioids in the 21st century, including heroin, oxycontin and other prescription drugs, with unintentional overdose deaths quadrupling since 1999.

“However, what makes fentanyl more dangerous than typical opioids is its potency. It is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 more than morphine and is highly addictive. It is not like any other drug — it crosses the blood-brain barrier more quickly and has a very rapid onset of action, making it more prone to habit forming and more prone to abuse than other prescription opioids,” said Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness.

Originally created as a painkiller for cancer patients, the drug is now being manufactured in a synthetic form, instead of a purer pharmaceutical form, in Mexican drug labs.

Primarily sourced from Mexico, the synthetic version of fentanyl is trafficked across the U.S. border. It is often mixed with heroin and distributed in local American drug markets, making it even more insidious because many heroin users are unaware of the presence of the highly fatal fentanyl in their drugs.

Manufacturing fentanyl synthetically is much more inexpensive and efficient than having to find and grow opium poppies to produce the drug. Because of the drug’s potency, only a few micrograms — which, if ingested purely, would result in death — are needed turn a profit on the market. According to The New York Times, one pure gram of fentanyl can be diluted and cut with other agents to produce 16 to 24 kilograms of product.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/09/mexican-drug-cartels-ramping-up-production-of-deadly-drug/#ixzz4XMxTutaV
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: One Revelator on January 31, 2017, 01:30:29 pm
If I'm president, I sign my death warrant by saying the following on national television:

"My fellow Americans, I can't do this alone. So I call on all of you to exert non-stop pressure on Congress to (a) abolish the CIA (http://www.infowars.com/end-torture-shut-down-the-cia/) and (b) pass the National Emergency Employment Defense Act (http://www.monetary.org/occupying-the-need-act/2014/04)."

The following eight congressmen KNOW about secret CIA drug smuggling and have given it a big thumbs up. They APPROVE of the importation of heroin into the US.

(https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/congressional-intelligence-gang-of-eight-2017.jpg)

Do You Know Who the Gang of Eight Is? (Congress)
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=318619.0
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Satyagraha on January 31, 2017, 03:30:18 pm
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
CIA FELL OUT WITH SYRIA OVER HEROIN?
http://aangirfan.blogspot.jp/2012/02/cia-fell-out-with-syria-over-heroin.html

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Bush and Assad (senior)

Did the USA fall out with Assad over heroin?

Syria's Basil Assad died in a car crash in 1994.

Reportedly Basil was killed because of his role in suppressing the Syrian-Lebanese drug trade in the Bekaa Valley. (Website)

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CIA asset' Monzer al Kassar at home

1. In the 1980's, Syria reportedly had links to 'the CIA's trade in arms and heroin'.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8: (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=assad+heroin&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bibliotecapleyades.net%2Fsociopolitica%2Flast_circle%2F8.htm&ei=GRNFT-6KFMO40QW8p9WNBA&usg=AFQjCNHAVLLSUenfX9CG9wvjkrdhEYHnBg&sig2=4xRUN0tZR3Fl8tOfHQft7g)
Syria's Monzer Al Kassar, a friend of the Assad family, reportedly worked with the USA's Colonel Oliver North.
Reportedly, Al Kassar sold heroin to the USA and some of the profits were used by North to buy arms for the fascist Nicaraguan Contras.
The US Tower Commission probe into Irangate revealed that Al Kassar had been paid $1.2 million by Oliver North's coconspirator General Richard Secord to move weapons from Israel to the Contras.
In her book "October Surprise," former Reagan White House aide Barbara Honegger alleged that Al Kassar's heroin smuggling network in Italy was used to send NATO arms to Iran with the help of Italian intelligence officials linked to the Masonic lodge, P2.
Al Kassar was reported to hold large tracts of land in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

2. In 1988, the CIA allegedly brought down PanAm 103 over Lockerbie.
The CIA reportedly wanted to destroy Major Charles McKee and his team who had gathered evidence of CIA drug smuggling and who were flying to the USA to act as whistleblowers.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8 (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=assad+heroin&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bibliotecapleyades.net%2Fsociopolitica%2Flast_circle%2F8.htm&ei=GRNFT-6KFMO40QW8p9WNBA&usg=AFQjCNHAVLLSUenfX9CG9wvjkrdhEYHnBg&sig2=4xRUN0tZR3Fl8tOfHQft7g):
Lester Coleman, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer worked with the secret unit, Middle East Collection 10 (MC10) in Cyprus.
Two senior MC10 members, Mathew Kevin Gannon and Major Charles Dennis McKee, were on PanAm flight 103 when it exploded; they had just returned from a mission in Beirut.
Coleman explained that the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the narcotics squad of the Cypriot national police, the German BKA police and British customs, ran an operation through Cyprus and airports in Europe, including Frankfurt.
The operation involved delivering heroin from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the United States; the operation was codenamed "Khourah." Coleman maintained that Pan Am Flight 103 was being used by the DEA.

3. Reportedly, Lockerbie was about heroin.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8:
Pan Am hired the private investigative firm of Interfor to look into the bombing.
Interfor maintained that PanAm 103 was part of a heroin smuggling route run by a drug trafficking ring protected by the CIA.
Interfor claimed the ring was overseen by Monzer Al Kassar.
The CIA and DEA had apparently both instructed Germany's internal intelligence agency, the BKA, to allow certain suitcases to pass uninspected onto US bound flights at the Frankfort airport, where Flight 103 originated.
A suitcase which was supposed to be full of the usual heroin was covertly substituted with a suitcase full of explosives.
 
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4. Reportedly, the CIA interfered with the evidence in the Lockerbie case.
According to David Guyatt (LOCKERBIE - THE SYRIAN CONNECTION - Deep Black Lies):
Within hours of Pan Am 103 exploding over the small Scottish village, CIA agents were swarming over the wreckage...
Aboard the downed plane was a secret, five-man Defence Intelligence Agency 'team' headed by Major Charles 'Tiny' McKee.
A suitcase belonging to McKee was recovered and emptied before being returned to the site to be 'found' again.
Inside had been a large quantity of Heroin, some 'sensitive' documents, plus a large quantity of cash and travellers cheques.
These items were 'purged' from official records.
Incredibly, an unidentified body was also removed from the crash site.
No official explanation has been given for these extraordinary examples of evidence tampering.

5. In 1989, the drug smuggling continued.
In 1989, CNN aired a report that included clandestine video pictures of members of the Colombian drug cartel meeting with Syrian drug lords in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The Syrian identified in the video tapes was Raiss Assad the nephew of Syrian president, Hafaz Assad. (DEA: Syria a Major Player in Drug Trade (http://web.archive.org/web/20090302014657/http://copi.com/octopus/syria.html))

6. In 1990, Syria gained its reward.
From "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour aka Carol Marshall - Chapter 8, we learn:
Syria was part of George Bush's coalition which toppled Saddam.
In 1990, the USA allowed a government backed by Syria to take power in Lebanon.
Under the agreement with the USA, Syria kept control of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley famous for its production of heroin and other drugs.

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Monzer al Kassar

7. The newspaper Scotland on Sunday reported 16/9/ 2001 that Osama bin Laden made his fortune in part by working with Jewish-Russian mafia operations in Qatar and Cyprus. (Cached)
From an article entitled Robert Gates, Lockerbie, October Surprise, Iran-Contra (http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg12056.html), we learn of the following allegation:
Reportedly, al Kassar would have known about Mohamed Atta 'flying Lebanese heroin into Florida for Porter Goss's 911 operation'.
Reportedly, tied to Porter Goss' 911 training operation in Florida were the Muslim Brotherhood, and agents of the intelligence agencies of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Syria and Pakistan.

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The Lockerbie Case: Megrahi says in a new book that he was framed

From the Scottish edition of The Sunday Times:
"The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing claims he will produce evidence that will prove he was framed for Britain's worst terrorist atrocity.
"In a forthcoming book ... Megrahi alleges that British and American authorities knew that a crucial piece of evidence linking Libya to the downing of Pan Am 103 was planted.
"Documents obtained by his defence team are said to reveal that a fragment of electronic timer - said to be part of the bomb - was subjected to forensic testing before Megrahi's trial in 2000.
"The Libyan claims that the tests failed to detect explosive residues on the fragment but that this information was not revealed at his trial.

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(Continued) (http://aangirfan.blogspot.jp/2012/02/cia-fell-out-with-syria-over-heroin.html)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: donnay on January 31, 2017, 07:58:03 pm
PHARMA COMPANY RAISED THE PRICE OF OPIOID OVERDOSE “ANTIDOTE” SIX-FOLD TO PROFIT FROM EPIDEMIC

[1/31/17]  VICKI BATTS–  It is no secret that corruption is an industry-wide problem when it comes to pharmaceuticals. But now, it seems that corruption has taken an even more sinister twist. As the number of Americans overdosing on Big Pharma’s golden ticket — the opioid painkiller — continues to increase, it seems that one pharma company has taken it upon themselves to increase the cost of the antidote by more than six-fold.

In other words, the industry is raising the cost of a drug that is used to treat a problem that the industry itself created. How cunning.

Big Pharma is known for drastically raising the price of much-needed drugs. Martin Shkreli notoriously increased the price of valuable AIDS medication by an astonishing 5,000 percent. Mylan raised the price of the EpiPen to over $600; a staggering increase for drug with relatively cheap ingredients. Now a Virgina-based company, Kaleo, is raising the price of an injector device that is used to deliver a life-saving drug as the opioid epidemic reaches its peak.
Another life-saving device is price-gouged

The device, called Evzio, is used to administer naloxone — the antidote used to treat opioid overdoses. It’s been estimated that over the course of 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses. Deaths continued to skyrocket in 2016, as well.

In 2014, a twin-pack of Evzio was priced at an expensive $690. Now, that price has reached an astronomical $4,500 for the very same duo. (RELATED: See more stories of rigged prices and dishonest practices at RIGGED.news)

Ironically, the creators of Evzio — Eric and Evan Edwards — claim that their initial aspirations were to become a competitor of the EpiPen. Now, their company is following in the footsteps of the EpiPen’s current patent-holder, Mylan, by drastically raising the price of their product by a huge amount. The brothers have even said that they were inspired to create an EpiPen product due to their own food allergies.

You’d think that because of their own experiences, they’d be less inclined to so obviously price-gouge their products for profit, but apparently the temptation to cash in on other people’s suffering is too great to pass up.

Evzio is a talking device — which its creators say justifies the price. And naloxone is not a particularly cheap drug; 10mL of it costs approximately $150. But is the $4,500 price tag really justifiable when just over two years ago, the same product cost less than $700?

Experts say that there is no explanation for the jaw-dropping increase in price.

Read more:  http://govtslaves.info/pharma-company-raised-the-price-of-opioid-overdose-antidote-six-fold-to-profit-from-epidemic/
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 02, 2017, 11:27:20 am
https://www.ice.gov/bulk-cash-smuggling-center/faq
Combating Bulk Cash Smuggling

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the largest investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security. ICE HSI enforces a wide array of laws, including those related to financial crime, trade fraud, counterfeiting and cash smuggling.

In recent years, the smuggling of bulk currency has become a preferred method for drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises to move illicit proceeds across our borders.
...


https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-arrests-duo-bulk-cash-smuggling
Border Patrol Arrests Duo for Bulk Cash Smuggling
Release Date: August 26, 2016

Largest cash seizure ever for San Diego Sector

ESCONDIDO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men on Tuesday afternoon for smuggling more than $3 million dollars that was being transported in separate vehicles traveling in North County.

At about 1:45 p.m. an agent conducted a vehicle stop on a Kia Forte on W Country Club Ln. after following the vehicle on Interstate 15.  The agent suspected that the driver of the Kia Forte was driving in tandem with a Volkswagen Passat, which sped off as the vehicle stop was in progress.

At the scene of the vehicle stop, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents to conduct a search of the vehicle, resulting in the discovery of eight vacuum-sealed bundles containing $33,880 that was stashed in the center console.  A 53-year-old male U.S. citizen was arrested upon the discovery.

(https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/u406/8-26-16%20Cash%20Stack%201.JPG)
...

The two suspects were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and are facing federal charges for currency smuggling.

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http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/25/world/drug-traffickers-smuggling-tons-of-cash-from-us-through-mexico.html
Drug Traffickers Smuggling Tons of Cash From U.S. Through Mexico
By ANTHONY DEPALMA JAN. 25, 1996

Under cover of darkness in the northern desert, a tramp Caravelle 727 set down hard on the sand 30 miles outside Hermosillo a few minutes past midnight last March 11.

On board were 2.5 tons of Colombian cocaine. But the equally important mission was to pick up money, possibly several tons of $5, $10 and $20 bills totaling as much as $20 million in proceeds from street corner drug sales in the United States that were to be brought back to Colombia.

When the wheels of the old jet got mired in the desert sand, the mission was scuttled. The money, the crew and the cocaine disappeared.
...
On April 17, police agents at Benito Juarez International Airport here opened 12 boxes containing new air conditioners bound for Bogota, Colombia. Stuffed inside the Arctic Air window units was $6.2 million in small American bills.
...
These incidents were signs of a major new problem facing Latin American drug lords: how to smuggle tons of dollars home, a task that is in some ways even more daunting than smuggling cocaine into the United States. For many years, the cartels relied on financial wizards and manipulation of the banking system to send much of their drug profits home electronically.
...
Under Mexican law, the banks and exchange houses do not have to report large transactions -- as they would in the United States -- and no one knows for certain what goes where. And money-laundering is not a criminal offense in Mexico, but a tax violation.
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Satyagraha on February 06, 2017, 03:22:40 pm
FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Heroin and Synthetic Drug Abuse The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force
heard testimony from physicians and public health advocates about concerns related to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?423528-1/health-care-advocates-testify-synthetic-opioids&live

Fentanyl = 100x more potent than morphine.

Fentanyl (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fentanyl) (also known as fentanil) is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[6] It is a potent agonist at the μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.[7]
Fentanyl was first made by Paul Janssen in 1960,[8] following the medical inception of pethidine (also known as meperidine, marketed as Demerol) several years earlier. Janssen developed fentanyl by assaying analogues of the structurally related drug pethidine for opioid activity.[9] The widespread use of fentanyl triggered the production of fentanyl citrate (the salt formed by combining fentanyl and citric acid in a 1:1 stoichiometric ratio),[10] which entered medical use as a general anaesthetic under the trade name Sublimaze in the 1960s. Following this, many other fentanyl analogues were developed and introduced into medical practice, including sufentanil, alfentanil, remifentanil, and lofentanil.


Sufentanil = 500x more potent than morphine.


Sufentanil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufentanil) (R30730, brand name Sufenta) is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately five to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, fentanyl, and 500 times as potent as morphine. Structurally, sufentanil differs from fentanyl through the addition of a methoxymethyl group on the piperidine ring (which is believed to reduce duration of action[2]), and the replacement of the phenyl ring by thiophene. Sufentanil first was synthesized at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1974.[3]

Carfentanil = 10,000x more potent

Carfentanil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carfentanil) or carfentanyl (also known as 4-carbomethoxyfentanyl) is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, making it among the most potent commercially used opioids.[1] Carfentanil was first synthesized in 1974 by a team of chemists at Janssen Pharmaceutica which included Paul Janssen.[2] It is marketed under the trade name Wildnil as a general anaesthetic agent for large animals.[3]
Side effects of carfentanil are similar to those of fentanyl, which include itching, nausea and respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. Fentanyl analogs have killed hundreds of people throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics since the most recent resurgence in use began in Estonia in the early 2000s, and novel derivatives continue to appear.[4]
Carfentanil is classified as Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act in the United States with a DEA ACSCN of 9743 and a 2016 annual aggregate manufacturing quota of 19 grams.[5]
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Satyagraha on February 06, 2017, 03:36:04 pm
New Drug:
PINK - U-47700
http://www.inquisitr.com/3600359/new-drug-pink-causing-deaths-nationwide-opioid-u-47700-easily-purchased-online-despite-federal-ban/

The drug known as Pink is nearly eight times more powerful than heroin and is being connected to several deaths nationwide. Known to chemists as U-47700, the deadly synthetic opioid is easily purchased online and shipped to just about anyone.

“This stuff is so powerful that if you touch it, you could go into cardiac arrest,” Park City, Utah, Police Chief Wade Carpenter told NBC News. “The problem is if you have a credit card and a cell phone, you have access to it.”

In early September, two teenage boys in Park City died within two days of each other after allegedly experimenting with Pink. Grant Seaver, 13, was found dead from an apparent overdose of U-47700 on September 11. Just 48 hours later, the lifeless body of Ryan Ainsworth, also 13, was discovered by his father. Investigators believe the two decided to try Pink after participating in discussions about the drug on SnapChat and other social media sites. (continued) (http://www.inquisitr.com/3600359/new-drug-pink-causing-deaths-nationwide-opioid-u-47700-easily-purchased-online-despite-federal-ban/)


Pink: Stronger Than Heroin, But Legal In Most States

by ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/pink-stronger-heroin-legal-most-states-n666446

DEA Classifies U-47700, or “Pink”, As A Schedule I Drug
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/dea-classifies-u-47700-or-pink-schedule-i-drug
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) announced September 7, 2016 that it intends to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid known as U-47700 on Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act because it poses an imminent hazard to the public safety. A final scheduling order will be made on or after October 7, 2016.  Schedule I drugs are drugs that have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S., and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on February 06, 2017, 04:39:30 pm
 memory lane:
The Golden Triangle..A guy I knew, Sgt. Paul Withers, green beret was posted TDY to laos, his mission was protecting an clandestine airstrip. He lived with the tribe that processed the poppy into tar/opium.. The Agency would fly in, pick up the goods and from what he heard ( only scuttlebut)it was then sent to Belguim for processing.
&  We all know the Afghanistan opium production went through the roof after the invasion, 60% growth..

& YES, bigpharma is rocking, not only do they produce opiates, they sell meds to counteract the drugs, it has been said on a post the cost of the trigger drug to save a human rose 600%..
  If a product creates addiction, drugs, the parasites will own it.

 To end, if a human needs lifesaving medicine, it is a money machine for Bigpharma.
Trump has said he is looking into this, finally a tad of justice/ integritty is being shown.
   
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 11, 2017, 10:20:43 am


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-11/the-heroin-business-is-booming-in-america
The Heroin Business Is Booming in America
Cartels boost profits as painkiller supplies tighten up.


by Jeanna Smialek
May 11, 2017, 3:00 AM PDT
From
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On a drizzly May afternoon, a man in gray sweatpants and a black Bengals hoodie sold a half-gram of heroin for $70 inside a dingy market on the west side of Cincinnati. The buyer was a plainclothes police officer; the seller was promptly handcuffed. The bust was the first of two that a team of local police would make that Thursday and one of several heroin-related cases to cross their radios: Three people overdosed, and another was caught driving under the influence. Compared with some days in their district, it was pretty slow.

Heroin has become so pervasive in cities such as Cincinnati and so profitable for the cartels that supply it that even cops admit the sporadic arrests they make have little effect. “It’s really not going to make any impact out on the street,” says Detective Brandon Connley, speaking from the damp parking lot outside the market. “Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days. There’s always somebody right there to pick back up.”
...

Cartels have begun lacing heroin with synthetic opioids including fentanyl, making a dose more addictive and cheaper to produce. Overdose reversal shots are helping addicts survive, often to use again, giving dealers a steady supply of repeat customers. With persistent demand and increasingly wide profit margins, 2017 is shaping up as the most profitable year ever for the U.S. heroin trade.

“We are seeing an unbelievably sad and extensive heroin epidemic, and there is no end in sight,” says Daniel Ciccarone, a medical doctor at the University of California at San Francisco who studies the heroin market
. “We are not, in 2017, anywhere close to the top of this thing. Heroin has a life force of its own.”

...

The bottom line: As states and doctors make it tougher to get prescription opioids, drug cartels are making big profits selling heroin to addicts.


[ I really don't know if that the "bottom line" ... The states need to make a bigger effort to help people get off the drugs and give them a reason to live... something the christian churches used to do ]
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Al Bundy on May 11, 2017, 10:35:32 am
Beware guys and ladies. My brother was on heroin.  :-[
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on May 11, 2017, 05:14:05 pm
Beware guys and ladies. My brother was on heroin.  :-[
               Hi Al,,I hope your bro is doing OK.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Al Bundy on May 12, 2017, 05:33:40 am
               Hi Al,,I hope your bro is doing OK.

Thanks to God. He have 2 children. Chris, thank you for asking.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 12, 2017, 10:12:47 am
maybe the only answer ... draconian measures ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37172002
Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living
  26 August 2016
    From the section Asia

The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.

When you meet an assassin who has killed six people, you don't expect to encounter a diminutive, nervous young woman carrying a baby.

"My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time."
...

She is part of a hit team that includes three women, who are valued because they can get close to their victims without arousing the same suspicion a man would.

Since President Duterte was elected, and urged citizens and police to kill drug dealers who resisted arrest, Maria has killed five more people, shooting them all in the head.
...

(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/0A34/production/_90921620_eec3f666-6ed0-47d4-ac70-64e6fd556a5d.jpg)

...

Contract killing is nothing new in the Philippines. But the hit squads have never been as busy as they are now. President Duterte has sent out an unambiguous message.

Ahead of his election, he promised to kill 100,000 criminals in his first six months in office.

And he has warned drug dealers in particular: "Do not destroy my country, because I will kill you."

Last weekend he reiterated that blunt view, as he defended the extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals.

"Do the lives of 10 of these criminals really matter? If I am the one facing all this grief, would 100 lives of these idiots mean anything to me?"
...

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later that evening ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/06/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drug-war/96062066/
Duterte's controversial drug war: 6 months, 6,000 deaths in the Philippines
 Thomas Maresca, Special for USA TODAY
Published 7:04 a.m. ET Jan. 6, 2017 | Updated 5:50 a.m. ET Jan. 9, 2017
...

Several men with guns drawn stormed into the house.

The target of the incident Dec. 7 was Torculas' mother — an admitted dealer of shabu, the local name for crystal meth. Torculas' girlfriend, Chilotte Flaviano, took their five kids into the bedroom. She heard loud voices, then gunfire.

Torculas, 27, died, struck by eight bullets on the street. Police said he fired first, but Flaviano insisted Torculas didn't own a gun. His mother was arrested.
...

Similar scenes have played out here and in other cities under President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war.

The total body count of suspected drug dealers or users tops 6,000. More than 2,000 were killed in police operations, and the other 4,000 died in vigilante or extrajudicial killings.

...

“I think people have missed the point that our system is rotten,” Gordon said. “The whole prosecution system is rotten. The whole investigation system is rotten. There's not enough money for more investigators. There's not enough money for crime laboratories. There's too many passes being issued to people who do crime, and that's what gives them impunity.”

The public’s distrust and frustration with the system allows Duterte’s message to resonate, said John Gershman, a professor of public service at New York University and an expert on the Philippines.

“I think he's effectively tapped into this dissatisfaction with the criminal justice system,” Gershman said.

...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: pac522 on May 12, 2017, 10:34:57 am
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

Let's put it plainly, shall we?

f**k THE CIA, AMA, FDA, BIG PHARMA, PETRO-CHEM CORPS, UN DRUG SHEDULE, THE MONEY WASHERS ON WALL STREET & HOLLYWOOD, THE 3 PIECE SUIT WANNABE GANGSTERS AND A GOVERNMENT THAT ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN.

Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 12, 2017, 12:16:00 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-issues-sweeping-new-criminal-charging-policy/2017/05/11/4752bd42-3697-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.8918523475a9
Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy
By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky May 12 at 11:25 AM
...

Sessions said prosecutors would have discretion to avoid sentences “that would result in an injustice,” but his message was clear: His Justice Department will be tougher on drug offenders than its predecessor.

“These are not low-level drug offenders we, in the federal courts, are focusing on,” Sessions said.
“These are drug dealers, and you drug dealers are going to prison.”
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XqyGoE2Q4Y
Steppenwolf - The Pusher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCDAfa-NI-M
Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAUmY4FfApA
Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clsUJbt0uIs
I Sold My Heart To The Junkman
New York Dolls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9sK6Y-gIg
Cream - "Spoonfull" 1968 - HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxYzfLZkpc
Cream - Spoonfull (Royal Albert Hall 2005) (2 of 22)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on May 12, 2017, 12:21:30 pm
Let's put it plainly, shall we?

f**k THE CIA, AMA, FDA, BIG PHARMA, PETRO-CHEM CORPS, UN DRUG SHEDULE, THE MONEY WASHERS ON WALL STREET & HOLLYWOOD, THE 3 PIECE SUIT WANNABE GANGSTERS AND A GOVERNMENT THAT ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN.

Good luck with that.
  AMEN...          The agency`s golden triangle scon ran the opium, herion was produced in another nation from the base. They sell wholesale and quantity.
Those with creds, run the deal. They have the backing, the money, the hitters, the entire show. Afhganistan poppy producation is up 60% since our occupation. Think Clinton, Mena Ark, he was deep into the trade, please don`t think they were not backed by the powers on high. When any drug cartel gets big, the boss gets hit or jailed, SOP.
The street dealers are punks compared to the wholesalers. The war on drugs will hit on the self employed cartells scumbags, never on the head of the snake. Bigpharma isn`t mentioned, WHY, they have the gov sucklinggs in their pocket as well. It is strange most people know this and turn a blind eye.
                     
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 12, 2017, 01:30:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9sK6Y-gIg
Cream - "Spoonfull" 1968 - HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxYzfLZkpc
Cream - Spoonfull (Royal Albert Hall 2005) (2 of 22)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on May 14, 2017, 11:20:03 am
 Billions upon billions are profited from the suffring and addiction. It is a oganized industry, the bottom feeders on the street a small frys.
When Iwas a kid heroin was around, yuh, even in the 50`s, the saying was the first shot is free the others cost $$$$$$.
 
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 15, 2017, 12:35:20 pm
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/06/poppylands-understanding-myanmar-addiction-heroin-160619114736853.html
Features Myanmar
20 June 2016
Poppylands: Understanding Myanmar's addiction to heroin

Dr Nang Pann Ei Kham, coordinator of the Drug Policy Advocacy Group, speaks to Al Jazeera about the deadly addiction.
By Liz Gooch @liz_gooch
Liz Gooch is a journalist covering Southeast Asia.

FAST FACTS: DRUG USE IN MYANMAR
◾There are an estimated 83,000 injecting drug users in Myanmar
◾That's up from 75,000 last year
◾There are about twice as many injecting drug users in Myanmar than there are in Thailand, but half the number in Malaysia

In Myanmar, thousands of families earn a living farming the crop that feeds the heroin habit of the world's drug users. But not all of the country's opium is smuggled abroad.

Pure, cheap heroin is flooding Myanmar's villages, leaving a trail of death and devastated families in its wake.

Dr Nang Pann Ei Kham, the coordinator of the Drug Policy Advocacy Group, talks about how the fear of corporal punishment and imprisonment prevents many drug users from seeking help, and the rehabilitation centres where "treatment" is based on religious teachings.

Her pressure group includes experts, opium farmers and drug users themselves.

"They are the ones whose lives, livelihoods and health are directly affected by repressive drug policies based on criminalisation and forced eradication. Unfortunately, their voices are too often ignored," she explains.

"I strongly believe that repressive and punitive approaches only make problems worse. Drug-related issues should be addressed through policies that are grounded in public health, human rights and alternative development."

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 18, 2017, 09:36:32 am
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/us/ms-13-raids-los-angeles/index.html
Dozens of MS-13 gang members nabbed in 50 Los Angeles raids
Kyung Lah-Profile-Image
By Kyung Lah and Alberto Moya, CNN
Updated 7:35 PM ET, Wed May 17, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)It is 4:00 a.m., and a dozen ATF agents have poured out of an armored vehicle, preparing to break open the front and back doors of an inconspicuous store just outside downtown Los Angeles.
They suspect that storefront is a hub for the notorious MS-13 street gang.
Rifle-wielding officers suited in body armor and helmets appear ready for combat. They go in, but there is no violence. With the element of surprise on their side, agents peacefully take a half dozen people into custody.

One by one, they come out in handcuffs. Some are suspected gang members; some may be victims of human trafficking, authorities say.

50 raids

The 50 pre-dawn raids, aimed at catching suspects asleep or off guard, also focused on nabbing members of MS-13's core leadership, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said.

"Today we disrupted this gang's command and control," said Eric Harden, special agent in charge of the ATF's Los Angeles field division.
Los Angeles is the US base for MS-13, which has tens of thousands of members worldwide. Authorities count the gang among the largest criminal organizations in the US.
...
Authorities carried out the largest crackdown of MS-13 members in Los Angeles history. They also found suspected human trafficking victims of the gang.

More than half of the 44 people arrested Wednesday are undocumented immigrants, acting US Attorney Sandra Brown said.
...

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earlier:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/13/homeland-security-gang-operation-leads-raids-across-santa-cruz-county-early-monday/
Homeland Security raids arrest MS-13 gang members across Santa Cruz County
By Michael Todd | [email protected] | Santa Cruz Sentinel
PUBLISHED: February 13, 2017

SANTA CRUZ >> The U.S. Department of Homeland Security led a pre-dawn operation across Santa Cruz County and Daly City on Monday, arresting 11 members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang.

The effort, in partnership with local law enforcement, was part of a five-year investigation into the notorious street gang operating in the area, according to Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Dan Flippo. The suspected criminals, members of MS-13, are men between the ages of 20 and 40, he said. A 12th man had been arrested prior to Monday’s operation, Flippo said.

Authorities allege that those arrested had a history of such crimes as murder, extortion and trafficking of heroin and methamphetamine. Two firearms were also seized during the arrests. At least two of those arrested were being held on charges unrelated to gang activity, Flippo said. The detainees were transported to Santa Clara County to face federal court indictment on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine, he said.
....
“We are very certain that this gang was involved in at least two homicides and another shooting in Santa Cruz,” said Flippo.

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Earlier:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/fifty-six-ms-13-members-indicted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 29, 2016

Fifty-Six Ms-13 Members Indicted
Defendants facing federal RICO conspiracy, drug trafficking, and weapons charges

BOSTON – Fifty-six alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” have been indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Various defendants are also charged with drug trafficking, firearm violations, immigration offenses, and fraudulent document charges.

This morning, over 400 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out the arrests of the numerous MS-13 leaders, members, and associates in the Boston area, including in the cities of Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere and Somerville.  Fifteen of the indicted defendants were already in custody on federal, state or immigration charges.

According to court documents, in 2012, MS-13 became the first, and remains the only, street gang to be designated by the United States government as a “transnational criminal organization.”  Today, MS-13 is one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States, and is an international criminal organization with over 6,000 members in the United States, with a presence in at least forty-six states and the District of Columbia, as well as over 30,000 members internationally, mostly in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.  In Massachusetts, MS-13 is largely composed of immigrants and descendants of immigrants from El Salvador and has members operating throughout the Commonwealth, with higher concentrations in Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere, and Somerville.

Violence is a central tenet of MS-13, as evidenced by its core motto -- “mata, viola, controla,” translated as, “kill, rape, control.”
During the course of this investigation, this violence was directed against rival gangs, particularly the 18th Street gang, and anyone who was perceived to have disrespected MS-13.  The 18th Street gang, another criminal organization in Central America with members living in the United States, has been a longstanding rival of MS-13.  MS-13 members and associates often commit murders and attempted murders using machetes, knives, and chains in order to intimidate rival gang members.                 

During the course of this investigation, it is alleged that MS-13 actively recruited prospective members, known as “paros,” inside local high schools from communities with significant immigrant populations from Central America, including Chelsea High School, East Boston High School and Everett High School. Prospective members were typically 14 or 15 years old.  Under the strict rules of MS-13, as communicated to the local “cliques” by the leaders of MS-13 in El Salvador, these prospective members must engage in significant violent criminal activity on behalf of the criminal organization, usually the killing of a rival gang member, in order to become a full-fledged member of MS-13, known as a “homeboy.”  The indictment alleges that several of the defendants are responsible for the murders of at least five people since 2014, in Chelsea and East Boston, as well as the attempted murder of at least 14 people.   

The indictment further alleges that members of the MS-13 organization in Massachusetts sell cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, and commit robberies, in order to generate income to pay monthly dues to the incarcerated leadership of MS-13 in El Salvador.  This money is allegedly used to pay for weapons, cell phones, shoes, food, and other supplies for MS-13 members in and out of jail in El Salvador.
....
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 20, 2017, 10:53:51 am
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-16/14-year-veteran-undercover-cop-exposes-truth-about-drug-war-i-used-believe-i-was-doi
14-Year Veteran Undercover Cop Exposes Truth About The Drug War: "I Used To Believe I Was Doing Good"
by Tyler Durden
May 16, 2017 11:59 AM

...
He also described his experience getting to know drug addicts as he worked undercover. Asked what the biggest misconception about them is, he explained:

    “When I went into policing I thought addicts had made the mistake of trying drugs and had no willpower to stop. Actually, problematic drug users – or at least all the ones I knew – were self medicating. Most of the heroin users I knew were self-medicating for childhood trauma, whether physical or sexual. As an undercover officer I spent a great deal of time getting to know these people. The more I knew someone the more I could manipulate them. They’re like puppets. And they trusted me and saw me as a peer.”

Describing one female victim of childhood sexual abuse, he explained, “To the law, she’s a criminal to the law and I as an agent of the state was there to capture people like that. But they were caught in the crossfire between the police and gangs.”

Though Woods doesn’t advocate a “free for all” on drugs, he does believe the war on them must end. “The answer is to regulate drugs and take the power away from organised crime,” he argues. “The illicit drugs market is worth £7billion a year. Our communities are ruined by organised crime intimidating populations to protect themselves so we need to regulate the drug supply like we do with alcohol.”
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 24, 2017, 02:50:42 pm
Why import? grow it here /// like say North Carolina ...

http://www.wbtv.com/story/35496801/arrest-made-in-discovery-of-opium-poppy-plants-in-catawba-county

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -
A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were discovered off Poultry Lane near Claremont. Deputies got a tip last week and were able to obtain a search warrant.

Tuesday, Cody Xiong was arrested and charged with manufacture and trafficking by possession.
...

The sheriff estimates the plants could be valued at $500 million or more. He says samples were sent to a state lab to confirm the plants are in fact opium poppy, but added that little doubt remained that they were.
...
"The plants are being harvested here, and sent somewhere else where the opium is being produced from the plant," Captain Reid said.
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http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/deputies-millions-of-dollars-worth-of-poppy-plants-uncovered-in-catawba-county/525645653

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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 28, 2017, 03:23:25 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4646428/Inside-America-s-opium-dens.html
America's first war on drugs: Rare photos show young women and suavely dressed men in zombie state that sparked panic about the opium trade
Established by Chinese migrants, opium dens in US sprung up in San Francisco's Chinatown during 1840s
In 1840 New Englanders also brought 24,000 pounds of opium into the US, catching the attention of Customs which promptly put a duty fee on the import
Drug could be bought in five-ounce tins for eight dollars and opium dens had bunks to relax on while smoking
Its popularity boomed during 1880s and 1890s, which coincided with the rise of the temperance movement
In 1909 the Smoking Opium Exclusion Act banned the importation of opiates used purely for recreational use
By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
Published: 05:31 EDT, 28 June 2017  | Updated: 12:03 EDT, 28 June 2017

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http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/31/dea-made-in-china-lethal-opioid-fueling-u-s-drug-epidemic.html
DEA: Made-in-China Lethal Opioid Fueling U.S. Drug Epidemic
By  Jade Scipioni    Published March 31, 2017

A homemade designer version of fentanyl, the highly addictive opioid which is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent, has been the center of drug busts across the country this month—with law enforcement pinpointing its origin from underground labs in China. The DEA says the China-U.S. supply is further fueling the country’s drug epidemic.

“This stuff is unbelievably potent. It is so powerful that even a tiny amount can kill you,” DEA spokesman Rusty Payne tells FOX Business. “China is by far the most significant manufacturer of illicit designer synthetic drugs. There is so much manufacturing of new drugs, [it’s] amazing what is coming out of China. Hundreds of [versions], including synthetic fentanyl and fentanyl-based compounds.”
...
“While heroin gets harder to buy on the street or from a dealer, fentanyl comes via FedEx,” Brad Lamm, CEO of Intervention.com, tells FOX Business.
...

“A kilogram of fentanyl is so much [more] lucrative for a trafficker than a kilogram of heroin, because you can mix a very small amount of fentanyl with a lot of other things and sell it on the streets and take that kilogram a lot farther. And the profits are so much greater,” he says.

But the powder alone is deadly.

“Fentanyl is scary because if it touches your skin you can have major side effects to it, including death,” adds Payne.

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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 01, 2017, 08:45:17 am
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/more-third-us-adults-prescribed-opioids-2015-102126736.html
More than a third of US adults prescribed opioids in 2015
...
"A very large proportion and large number of adults use these medications in a given year," said study author Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Maryland.

"I was still a bit surprised that
38 percent or about 92 million people used prescription opioids in 2015."
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 18, 2017, 10:07:35 am
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/trump-declares-opioid-crisis-national-emergency-n791576
Aug 10 2017, 5:38 pm ET
Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Emergency

by Ali Vitali and Corky Siemaszko

 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis."


...

"You know when I was growing up they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs," Trump said. "There’s never been anything like what’s happened to this country over the last four or five years. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem."
...
Trump's surprise announcement came two days after he vowed the U.S. would "win" the fight against the epidemic
but stopped short of acting on the recommendation of the presidential opioid commission to “declare a national emergency.”

...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on August 18, 2017, 07:29:55 pm
Heroin,
The Golden Triangle was controlled, the opium trade was under the agencies rule. A guy I knew, Sgt. Paul Withers Green beret was TDY to the agency in Laos protecting opium production and CIA landing strips, he testified at the congressional hearings know as winter soldiers.
Afghanistan heroin production went up about 40% after the occupation.
Big Pharma is making a bundle, home turf as if Pharma and the insiders aren`t aware of the consequences and profits.Costs of US prescription opioid epidemic estimated at $78. 5 billion ...legally?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914105756.htm

Let`s not forget Oly North ran cocaine it became ( an epidemic in human lives USA) and was caught, not heroin, but an indication who truly runs the show.
The Clintons ran drugs for years, check it out , EXPOSED: Clinton's Trafficked MASSIVE CIA Shipments of Cocaine.
www.choiceandtruth.com › bill clinton drug trafficking
May 15, 2016 - Back then Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas which was the home ... The famous drug smuggler Barry Seal ( killed )was one of the pilots in this crew...
In short, the inside heavies are protected, any drug lord who gets too big or doesn`t play ball is taken out.
 There is an under current in that swamp Trump is taking on, it has been around for many moons.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 19, 2017, 09:38:08 am
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/17/man-ods-sitting-in-court/
Man ODs Sitting In Court, Revived By Quick-Thinking Officers
August 17, 2017


(CBS) — Three Lake County, Illinois Sheriff’s correctional officers saved the life of a man who was slumped over in a Waukegan courtroom after he overdosed on opioids.

The 24-year-old man was in the courtroom, giving support to someone who had a case.

Sheriff Mark Curran says three correctional officers noticed the man slumped over and quickly determined he had probably overdosed.
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 08, 2017, 12:40:31 pm
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article171895237.html
More opioid prescriptions than people in some California counties
By Jim Miller [email protected]
September 08, 2017 12:01 AM

Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people.
Its residents also filled prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids 18,439 times, the highest per capita rate in California.

Places like West Virginia, Ohio and rural New England have become synonymous with prescription painkiller abuse, a scourge blamed for more than 183,000 deaths from 1999 through 2015.

...

Besides Trinity, other counties with more prescriptions than people include Lake, Shasta, Tuolumne and Del Norte counties. In the Sacramento region, El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties had prescription rates above the statewide average, with Yolo County slightly below the state average.

A county’s prescription total represents all opioids dispensed via prescriptions filled at a pharmacy and tracked by the state. Statewide, 15 percent of Californians were prescribed opioids in 2016, ranging from 7.3 percent of residents in tiny Alpine County to almost 27 percent in Lake County.
...

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article171895237.html#storylink=cpy

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on September 08, 2017, 03:44:34 pm
 Big pharma $$$, is the legal pusher man.
 Heroin is a different deal simply because it is illegal. The same sh**T, the one difference it`s injected not pill form.
 Decades ago I took a valium, I was told it was harmless, just a method of dealing with anxiety. After a few months, I discovered without it the effects were not pleasant, I stopped cold. For a few weeks I was on edge, couldn`t sleep well, etc..That said I can only imagine what the heavy opioids big pharma is profiting from must be a nightmare.
 Heroin, no rant on this just check out the agency`s involvement, extensive information in past posts.
 
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 10, 2017, 12:44:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxweVAvE5w
Junkie author William S. Burroughs on heroin addiction: CBC Archives | CBC

In this clip from 1977, the renowned William S. Burroughs, the author of 'Naked Lunch' and 'Junkie', talks about his addiction to heroin. He says it didn't cause any real damage to his health and he has no regret


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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nelson-rockefeller-dies-heart-attack-1979-article-1.2085034
New York Governor and United State Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller dies after a heart attack in 1979

http://www.villages-news.com/nelson-rockefeller-heart-attack-sex/
Nelson Rockefeller: Heart attack during sex

By Gabe Mirkin June 6, 20149 Comments

Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President of the United States, a four-term governor of New York and heir to the Rockefeller family fortune, died at age 70 of a heart attack that was rumored to have occurred during extramarital sex. New York Magazine reported: “Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going”.

He was in his townhouse, not his office, with a woman who was not his wife, when he presumably suffered a heart attack. Instead of dialing 911 immediately, the woman called her friend and then her friend called 911. When reporters tried to contact her, she was unavailable. Rockefeller’s family chose not to have an autopsy done to prove the cause of his death. Instead, he was cremated 18 hours after he was pronounced dead.

http://theantimedia.org/clintons-mourning-david-rockefeller/
‘Great Humanitarian’: Clintons Mourn Rockefeller
Social Media was set ablaze Monday morning with articles announcing the death of 101-year-old David Rockefeller. While most in the comment sections were not mourning the loss of the former chief executive of Chase Manhattan bank, political figures from both sides of the aisle felt compelled to publicly express their sympathies for the deceased billionaire.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 10, 2017, 10:28:13 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/10/princeton-economist-nearly-half-men-dropped-workforce-opioid-painkillers/
Princeton Economist: Nearly Half of U.S. Men Who Dropped Out of Workforce on Opioid Painkillers
by Katherine Rodriguez
10 Sep 2017

The opioid crisis is growing in America, and it may be the reason many men are dropping and staying out of the workforce, according to a new study.

Nearly half of the men in the U.S. who dropped out of the workforce are on opioid painkillers, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger wrote in a Brookings Institute study released this week.

“The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.,” Krueger wrote in the Brookings Institute study.

Krueger found that nearly half of the men surveyed “take pain medication on a daily basis, and in nearly two-thirds of these cases they take prescription pain medication.”
...
A survey from NIDA found that 91.8 million people, roughly one in three Americans, used opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin in 2015.

President Trump declared the national opioid crisis a “state of emergency” on August 10 and vowed to “fight the deadly epidemic.”
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 20, 2017, 09:28:26 am
No word as to where these pounds of the chemical were produced ... China? Mexico ? U.S. ?
Nor as to the cost to produce the chemicals (i.e.  NOT the street value )


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fentanyl-Bust-Heroin-NYC-Biggest-Ever-445568863.html
Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People Seized in Single NYC Bust: Prosecutors
The drugs are worth a street value of $30 million, according to narcotics prosecutors

Authorities confiscated nearly 195 pounds of fentanyl in a pair of busts that prosecutors said included one sting that netted 32 million lethal doses of the drug, an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin.

Four people were arrested after the busts in August and September that also netted 75 pounds of heroin and cocaine. Bridget G. Brennan, New York City's special narcotics prosecutor, said the busts come as overdose deaths hit an all-time high in New York's five boroughs in 2016.

...
In the first bust, on Aug. 1, 2017, police and federal agents seized more than 140 pounds of fentanyl — the most in the city's history
...
Then, on Sept. 5, authorities seized another 53 pounds of fentanyl-laced heroin and another 2 pounds of uncut fentanyl during a stop near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
...
Of the roughly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, more than 20,000 involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170918/civic-center/drug-bust-fentanyl-heroin-cocaine-bronx-queens
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Rogelio Alvarado-Robles and Blanca Flores-Solis after their Aug. 1 arrest. (Special Narcotics Prosecutor)
The couple was arrested and charged with various counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/monthly-drug-overdose-death-estimates.pdf

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on September 20, 2017, 09:34:48 am
Big Pharma's Tobacco Moment as Star Lawyers Push Opioid Suits

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-15/south-carolina-joins-states-suing-purdue-pharma-over-opioids

41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/552135830/41-states-to-investigate-pharmaceutical-companies-over-opioids

https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-bipartisan-coalition-ags-expand-multistate-investigation-opioid-crisis

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/31/530929307/ohio-sues-5-major-drug-companies-for-fueling-opioid-epidemic
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on September 20, 2017, 09:42:13 am
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/16/trumps-opioid-commission-can-help-keep-deadly-drugs-out-america.html
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: One Revelator on September 20, 2017, 05:22:39 pm
It's pretty obvious to me where this is coming from.

Before the US invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban banned opiate production. Now we have US troops guarding poppy fields. Que bono? The pharma companies take in a cheap controlled source and have a large profit margin.

Since pharma is another too-big-to-fail industry, the government and the profiting medical industry has conveniently been looking the other way. The addictive properties have been known about for decades. So, essentially, it becomes easy for doctors to be the new, legal, drug dealers.

I've seen this in my own community. People go to the doctors and demand opiates for pain, whether there is actually pain or not. If the doctor refuses to write the prescription, they go shopping around for another doctor.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 27, 2017, 11:32:37 am
https://michaelsavage.com/2017/10/27/billionaire-pharma-founder-busted-in-opioid-scheme/
Billionaire pharma founder busted in opioid scheme
October 27, 2017   

NEW YORK POST/REUTERS:

The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics was arrested on Thursday on US charges that he participated in a scheme with other executives to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug and to defraud insurers.

John Kapoor, 74, who stepped down as chief executive of Insys in January, was charged with having engaged in conspiracies to commit racketeering, mail fraud and wire fraud in an indictment filed in federal court in Boston.

He was arrested in Arizona, where Insys is based, and added as a defendant in a previously filed case against six former Insys executives and managers, including former Chief Executive Michael Babich, prosecutors said.
Read more at the NY Post
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: chris jones on October 27, 2017, 03:27:34 pm
It's pretty obvious to me where this is coming from.

Before the US invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban banned opiate production. Now we have US troops guarding poppy fields. Que bono? The pharma companies take in a cheap controlled source and have a large profit margin.

Since pharma is another too-big-to-fail industry, the government and the profiting medical industry has conveniently been looking the other way. The addictive properties have been known about for decades. So, essentially, it becomes easy for doctors to be the new, legal, drug dealers.

I've seen this in my own community. People go to the doctors and demand opiates for pain, whether there is actually pain or not. If the doctor refuses to write the prescription, they go shopping around for another doctor.
PROFIT,  billions upon billions. One pill of oxy costs 1.25$, the actual retail cost is over 20.00$.  Big pharma makes the drug cartels look like chumps. Using troops to guard their opium trade has been going on since the Golden Triangle in fact long before if there is money to be made they don`t give a twit about the victims.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Jacob Law on October 27, 2017, 07:27:34 pm
Another national joke, the government grows, produces and sells in on all the platforms and fills the prisons and just for kicks arm terrorist to kill Christians the the irony is that we have a paramilitary force of lying, killing, coward cops taking orders from Luciferian Pedophiles; make you proud to be an American does it?
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on October 28, 2017, 09:04:27 pm
OxyContin Nation: Meet The Billionaire Family Who Helped Spark America's Opiod Crisis

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-28/oxycontin-nation-meet-billionaire-family-who-helped-spark-americas-opiod-crisis

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Jackson Holly on October 29, 2017, 09:21:45 am
^^^^

... that video,  :-X

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-28/oxycontin-nation-meet-billionaire-family-who-helped-spark-americas-opiod-crisis
Diving into the opioid crisis onto the streets of Baltimore. It’s very common to see local citizens shooting up heroin on city streets. In this video, I asked a man how did this addiction start? Guess what he said?... It all started with legal painkillers, such as OxyContin.

https://youtu.be/F7o89RNoHi0

As a few parasitical elites make billions flooding America’s streets with opioids. We the every day American citizen have to deal with the consequences, as President Trump outlined in yesterday’s opioid crisis speech:

    In 2016, more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids.
    Since 2000, over 300,000 Americans have died from overdoses involving opioids.
    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States, outnumbering both traffic crashes and gun-related deaths.
    In 2015, there were 52,404 drug overdose deaths — 33,091 of those deaths, almost two-thirds, involved the use of opioids.
    The situation has only gotten worse, with drug overdose deaths in 2016 expected to exceed 64,000.
    This represents a rate of 175 deaths a day.

Bottomline: It’s time for the American people to learn the truth about the opioid crisis and the very few elites who have profited. The question You should ask: why did our government allow this to happen?
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on November 02, 2017, 03:26:14 pm
Amid opioid crisis, 2016 law derails DEA’s enforcement abilities (Rappaport talked about this in 4th Hr Alex Jones today. He stated a secretive section was added to bill. This is how subversives work in Congress. OUTRAGEOUS!)
http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/16/amid-opioid-crisis-2016-law-derails-dea/

JON RAPPOPORT: OPIOID, DEA SOCIAL BREAKDOWN! 11/2/17 ALEX JONES INFOWARS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JXWzpPi72A

The Bill:
https://www.congress.gov/crec/2015/04/21/CREC-2015-04-21-pt1-PgH2329.pdf

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/471/text

https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr471/BILLS-114hr471rfs.pdf

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/483

Quote
In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.

By then, the opioid war had claimed 200,000 lives, more than three times the number of U.S. military deaths in the Vietnam War. Overdose deaths continue to rise. There is no end in sight.

A handful of members of Congress, allied with the nation’s major drug distributors, prevailed upon the DEA and the Justice Department to agree to a more industry-friendly law, undermining efforts to stanch the flow of pain pills, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and “60 Minutes.” The DEA had opposed the effort for years.

The law was the crowning achievement of a multifaceted campaign by the drug industry to weaken aggressive DEA enforcement efforts against drug distribution companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the black market. The industry worked behind the scenes with lobbyists and key members of Congress, pouring more than a million dollars into their election campaigns.

The chief advocate of the law that hobbled the DEA was Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican who is now President Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s next drug czar. Marino spent years trying to move the law through Congress. It passed after Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) negotiated a final version with the DEA.


With a few words, the new law changed four decades of DEA practice. Previously, the DEA could freeze drug shipments that posed an “imminent danger” to the community, giving the agency broad authority. Now, the DEA must demonstrate that a company’s actions represent “a substantial likelihood of an immediate threat,” a much higher bar.


“This is an industry that’s out of control. If they don’t follow the law in drug supply, and diversion occurs, people die. That’s just it, people die,” he said. “And what they’re saying is, ‘The heck with your compliance. We’ll just get the law changed.’ ”


“At a time when, by all accounts, opioid abuse, addiction and deaths were increasing markedly” the new law “imposed a dramatic diminution of the agencyʼs authority, ” Mulrooney wrote in a draft 115-page article provided by the Marquette Law Review editorial board (link below). He wrote that it is now “all but logically impossible” for the DEA to suspend a drug companyʼs operations for failing to comply with federal law.



See pgs 3-14 approx: (He explains the problem with bill)
https://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2017/10/15/marquette-law-review-article-featured-in-prescription-painkiller-expose/

https://law.marquette.edu/assets/news-and-events/pdf/marquette-law-review-mulrooney-legel.pdf

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4108121-Marquette-Law-Review-Mulrooney-Legel.html

Actions by Congress on Opioids Haven’t Included Limiting Them
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/us/politics/opioid-dea-addiction.html


Senators demand information on drug law affecting DEA - The ...

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/overdosed/2017/10/25/Lawmakers-demand-answers-from-DEA-on-spread-of-opioids/stories/201710250212
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/senators-demand-information-on-drug-law-affecting-dea/2017/10/20/c2bac550-b5aa-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html


Quote
In the House, where a drug industry attorney helped craft an early version of the bill, the leader of that effort was Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., who fought the DEA for nearly two years to win passage of the measure. Marino was President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, but withdrew two days after the reports.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on November 02, 2017, 05:05:09 pm
Why did the above come out now? Imo, it is partly to stop Marsha Blackburn Senate bid. They sure are targetting her in the lying media. What the public does not know is scumbags slip things into final bills after votes that changes it totally to what operatives want. Now that this has come up, they have an opportunity to correct this bill. Tom Marino needs to be questioned. He sponsored the bill.

Imo, Blackburn supported the bill for the right reasons, not knowing it would later be manipulated. Whoever manipulated the final bill should be investigated and charged. This happens way to often with legislation. Read the transcript below from the Congressional record:
https://www.congress.gov/crec/2015/04/21/CREC-2015-04-21-pt1-PgH2329.pdf

Congressman Blackburn Faces Criticism Over Federal Drug Law
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOkLGSeUgU

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Drug law had 'unintended consequences,' should be revisited 'immediately'
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/16/60-minutes-opioid-tennessee-marsha-blackburn-tom-marino-congress/767510001/


Blackburn calls for action on opioid bill she sponsored after report
http://wreg.com/2017/10/16/blackburn-calls-for-action-on-opioid-bill-she-sponsored-after-report/

Marsha grills DEA on missing report, enforcement efforts on opioid epidemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bf4DivMfJQ



JON RAPPOPORT: OPIOID, DEA SOCIAL BREAKDOWN! 11/2/17 ALEX JONES INFOWARS (MUST HEAR BACKGROUND!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JXWzpPi72A

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=320383.msg1632782#msg1632782
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on November 02, 2017, 08:02:05 pm
DOJ to consider calling for repeal of law blocking feds from halting opioid shipments

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/17/doj-consider-calling-repeal-law-blocking-feds-halting-opioid-shipments/771707001/


Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws after his role backing opioid industry exposed

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/17/trumps-drug-czar-nominee-withdraws-after-his-role-backing-opioid-industry-exposed/771133001/
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: jofortruth on November 02, 2017, 08:23:33 pm
Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement


http://www.nashvillemedicalnews.com/cooper-sponsors-bill-to-repeal-law-blamed-for-restricting-dea-opioid-enforcement-cms-2177
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 11, 2017, 11:32:16 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5U0M9ErGA
Black Crowes - she talks to angels

Kristin Crumpler 10 months ago

She never mentions the word addiction In certain company
Yes, she'll tell you she's an orphan
After you meet her family

She paints her eyes as black as night now
Pulls those shades down tight
Yeah, she gives a smile when the pain come
The pain gonna make everything alright

Says she talks to angels
They call her out by her name
Oh yeah, she talks to angels
Says they call her out by her name

She keeps a lock of hair in her pocket
She wears a cross around her neck
Yes, the hair is from a little boy
And the cross is someone she has not met
Not yet

Says she talks to angels
Says they all know her name
Oh yeah, she talks to angels
Says they call her out by her name

She don't know no lover
None that I ever seen
Yeah, to her that ain't nothin'
But to me, yeah me
Means everything

She paints her eyes as black as night now
She pulls those shades down tight
Oh yeah, there's a smile when the pain comes
The pain gonna make everything alright
Alright, yeah heah

She talks to angels
Says they call her out by her name
Oh, yeah, heah, angels
Call her out by her name
Oh, ooh, oh, oh, angels
They call her out by her name

Oh, oh, oh, she talks to angels
They call her out
Yeah, ee, eah, eah, eah, eah
Call her out
Don't you know that they
Call her out by her name?
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 14, 2018, 01:00:38 pm
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/671978/artificial-intelligence-robots-jobs-takeover-unemployment-depression-subhash-kak
 Robots TAKING OVER: AI to 'sink world into unemployed despair in hellish dystopia'

HUMAN beings are already on course for a hellish dystopia where robots have replaced all jobs and the world sinks into global depression, an expert has warned
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Kak points to modern drug use and young people turning to extremists groups such as ISIS as a consequence.

And he believes that autonomous robots may be able to create jobs that humans haven't even thought of.

He told us: "In my view, the current opioid and drug epidemic in the US is a manifestation of this despair.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 19, 2018, 05:22:26 pm

http://www.weeklystandard.com/opioids-in-the-suburbs/article/2011226
Opioids in the Suburbs
A mass overdose in Fairfax. Va.
4:25 AM, Jan 19, 2018 | By Christopher Caldwell

In nine days in early December, eight young people died of overdoses in Fairfax County, Va., the second-richest of the 3,007 counties in the United States.
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Americans are beginning to understand what the lobbyists for pharmaceutical companies successfully concealed from them for two decades: Factory-made prescription opioids like Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycontin are basically the same drug as the heroin that street addicts buy from their dealers and inject into their veins.
...
It is usually the arrival of a “bad batch” of heroin or, increasingly, of fentanyl that causes a mass poisoning of the sort Fairfax just underwent.

...
One is tempted to ask, in frustration: How big can the market for elephant tranquilizers be? Who is making this stuff? But we are probably not talking about the American commercial elephant-tranquilizer market. We are more likely talking about Chinese labs that have pirated the formula and now export something like carfentanil into the United States.

Until 2017, it was not illegal to manufacture in China. In the American northeast, it sometimes arrives over the Canadian border and goes under the name W-18. Where a toxicologist might see concentrated poison, a criminal sees portability. If you are crossing borders with it, the concentration of carfentanil is a tremendous boon. Indeed it would be surprising if carfentanil didn’t come to dominate the market.
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Title: Re: Heroin - Trump administration expands access to opioid medication
Post by: One Revelator on January 23, 2018, 07:59:41 pm
January 23, 2018 / 9:42 AM / Updated 7 hours ago
Trump administration expands access to opioid medication


WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.

The Drug Enforcement Administration said in a statement it would allow nurses and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine for those with an opioid addiction. Previously, only physicians could prescribe the medication.

It cited a 2017 study published by the National Rural Health Association that found 53 percent of rural counties had no physician able to prescribe buprenorphine.

The opioid crisis is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016, the highest death toll of any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In October, Trump declared the crisis a public health emergency, which redirected federal resources and loosened regulations to combat opioid abuse.

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-healthcare-opioids/trump-administration-expands-access-to-opioid-medication-idUSL2N1PI1FM
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 28, 2018, 02:05:04 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/01/27/enough-fentanyl-kill-millions-found-en-route-u-s-south-border/
Fentanyl to Kill Millions Found En Route to U.S. South of Border
by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
27 Jan 2018
9,245

A traffic stop led Mexican authorities to seize enough fentanyl to kill millions of people as well as almost 1,000 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and other drugs that were headed to the California border.

This week, Mexico’s National Security Commission announced the seizure of 45.5 kilograms of fentanyl that were found as part of a synthetic drug shipment in the Mexican beach resort town of Ensenada, Baja California. The seizure also included more than 914 pounds of crystal meth, 87 pounds of cocaine and 18 pounds of heroin.

Unlike the other synthetic drugs, fentanyl is a medically used opioid that is considered to be 100 times more powerful than morphine and prone to lethal overdoses.

According to the Oxford Treatment Center, the lethal dose for an individual taking fentanyl is 2 milligrams.

The 45.5 kilograms of fentanyl seized is enough to fuel millions of possible lethal doses.
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Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 13, 2018, 12:56:21 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/09/33-pounds-fentanyl-enough-to-wipe-out-massachusetts-seized-in-boston.html
33 pounds of fentanyl – enough to wipe out Massachusetts – seized in Boston
 Drugs 4 days ago

Boston authorities said they seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl—enough to kill millions of people—in connection with one of Massachusetts’ biggest drug busts ever.


http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/13/philadelphia-heroin-fentanyl-bust/
Pa. Attorney General: Authorities Seize More Than $2.6 Million In Heroin, Fentanyl During Drug Bust
February 13, 2018 at 11:11 am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania attorney general announced Tuesday authorities made a multi-million dollar heroin and fentanyl bust in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia over the weekend.

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said 24-year-old Cesar Guzman and 30-year-old Duagermy Sanchez-Rosario, both of the 4300 block of North 4th Street, were arrested Sunday night after authorities say they seized 7.2 kilograms of heroin and fentanyl valued at more than $2.6 million.

“These drug dealers were trafficking an extraordinary amount of heroin, which they were mixing with fentanyl to make it even deadlier,” said Shapiro. “The drugs we seized would have created 250,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl to be sold and used on our city’s streets. That is 250,000 death sentences avoided.”
...

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/index.ssf/2018/02/crashed_car_on_i-80_reveals_60.html
I-80 car crash interrupts delivery of 60 bricks of heroin, troopers say
Updated 8:20 AM; Posted 6:23 AM



By Sarah Cassi

[email protected],

For lehighvalleylive.com

A car crash inadvertently led to a drug bust on Interstate 80, after an overturned vehicle revealed 60 bricks of heroin, New Jersey State Police said.

Troopers were called the night of Feb. 4 for a report of an overturned car on Interstate 80 West in Knowlton Township, Warren County.

When troopers arrived, they discovered three people were riding in the car; none of them were injured in the crash.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/02/suffolk_da_fentanyl_kingpin_tied_to_sinaloa_cartel_busted_in_boston

Suffolk DA: Fentanyl kingpin tied to Sinaloa cartel busted in Boston
Jennifer Miller Thursday, February 08, 2018

(http://www.bostonherald.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery/public/media/2018/02/08/020818OHHtargets1.jpg?itok=MRWLy7aA)

"Operation High Hopes has taken down one of the Boston area’s top traffickers of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and opiate painkillers," Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said, referring to a six-month multiagency investigation that resulted in multiple arrests today. "But it did not stop there.  It continued up the ladder to identify a second group at the top of the domestic pyramid – one with direct ties to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The leader of that group, Robert Contreras, age 42 of Dorchester, was taken into custody this morning, along with about a dozen co-conspirators."

Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 12, 2018, 04:20:00 pm
in the "you cannot make this Crap up " department:  giving oxy to combat xeno ,,, whatever 

http://www.pnas.org/content/114/35/9314

Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection
Nina Marsh, Dirk Scheele, Justin S. Feinstein, Holger Gerhardt, Sabrina Strang, Wolfgang Maier and René Hurlemann
PNAS 2017 August, 114 (35) 9314-9319. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1705853114

    Edited by Bruce S. McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, and approved July 10, 2017 (received for review April 7, 2017)

Significance

In the midst of rapid globalization, the peaceful coexistence of cultures requires a deeper understanding of the forces that compel prosocial behavior and thwart xenophobia.
Yet, the conditions promoting such outgroup-directed altruism have not been determined.

Here we report the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment showing that enhanced activity of the oxytocin system paired with charitable social cues can help counter the effects of xenophobia by fostering altruism toward refugees. These findings suggest that the combination of oxytocin and peer-derived altruistic norms reduces outgroup rejection even in the most selfish and xenophobic individuals, and thereby would be expected to increase the ease by which people adapt to rapidly changing social ecosystems.

Abstract

Never before have individuals had to adapt to social environments defined by such magnitudes of ethnic diversity and cultural differentiation. However, neurobiological evidence informing about strategies to reduce xenophobic sentiment and foster altruistic cooperation with outsiders is scarce.

In a series of experiments settled in the context of the current refugee crisis, we tested the propensity of 183 Caucasian participants to make donations to people in need, half of whom were refugees (outgroup) and half of whom were natives (ingroup).

Participants scoring low on xenophobic attitudes exhibited an altruistic preference for the outgroup, which further increased after nasal delivery of the neuropeptide oxytocin.

In contrast, participants with higher levels of xenophobia generally failed to exhibit enhanced altruism toward the outgroup. This tendency was only countered by pairing oxytocin with peer-derived altruistic norms, resulting in a 74% increase in refugee-directed donations.

Collectively, these findings reveal the underlying sociobiological conditions associated with outgroup-directed altruism by showing that charitable social cues co-occurring with enhanced activity of the oxytocin system reduce the effects of xenophobia by facilitating prosocial behavior toward refugees.



Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Jackson Holly on March 12, 2018, 06:15:00 pm
^^^

... exactly like Brave New World.   >:(

Wikipedia:
Soma:
... a fictional hallucinogenic drug to keep society
peaceful and happy in Aldous Huxley's novels
Brave New World and Island.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 18, 2018, 10:22:11 am
And the ex-mayor of SF ( now lt-gov)   is running for Governor ... doing to the state what he did to the city ...
I lived in the city in the early 1980's , just with the break out of AIDS .,.. the tenderloin was bad then and GG park was dangerous at dark but now it's all spread out  and its dangerous day or night ...


https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/04/23/gavin-newsom-no-rehab-alcohol/

?There Was No Treatment:? Gavin Newsom Clarifies Reports He Went To Rehab For ?Problems With Alcohol?

April 23, 2018 at 8:08 pm
...
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) ? Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom never went to rehab for ?problems with alcohol,? despite the stint being widely reported for more than a decade, according to a new report.
...
In an interview with the Bee, Newsom says that he sought counseling from Mimi Silbert, president of the Delancey Street Foundation, a rehabilitation center Silbert confirmed requires participants to abstain from drugs and alcohol.
...
The politician, 50, is now a leading candidate in California?s race for governor.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-17/terrified-san-francisco-tourists-shocked-aggressive-vagrants-discarded-needles-dead

...
"The streets are filthy. There's trash everywhere. It's disgusting," Joe D'Alessandro, president of S.F. Travel told the Chronicle's Heather Knight in April. "I've never seen any other city like this ? the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs."

The city, which hands out up to 4.8 million syringes each year, has struggled to figure out how to keep streets clean and safe for residents, while accommodating a growing homeless population and longstanding HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics. There are roughly 16,000 residents in San Francisco with HIV, and 13,000 with Hep C.

City Health Director Barbara Garcia estimated in 2016 that there were 22,000 intravenous drug users in San Francisco - around one for every 38.9 residents, while the city hands out roughly 400,000 needles per month.

Of the 400,000 needles distributed monthly, San Francisco receives around 246,000 back - meaning that there are roughly 150,000 discarded needles floating around each month - or nearly 2 million per year, according to Curbed.

...
(https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/4D50C4D100000578-0-image-a-1_1529187538701.jpg?itok=YCEj2W3y)

(https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/higher.JPG?itok=x8Z7qsOH)
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 18, 2018, 04:38:26 pm
" Chemical " Heroin Jihad

https://911familiesforamerica.org/heroin-jihadist-jailed/
?HEROIN? JIHADIST JAILED
by Tim Sumner ? May 12, 2007   
The New York Post reports that:

    Mohammed Essa is being held without bail in federal custody. He stands accused of running the U.S. side of the fiendish plot for Haji Baz Mohammad, a drug kingpin linked to the Taliban.

    The ring manufactured heroin in Afghanistan and Pakistan between 1990 and 2005, funneling much of it to New York and sending the profits to the Taliban in exchange for protection for its opium fields.


https://nypost.com/seven/05122007/news/regionalnews/heroin_jihadist_jailed_regionalnews_kati_cornell.htm


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https://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/world/asia/06warlords.html
With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds Afghan Empire
By DEXTER FILKINS
JUNE 5, 2010

TIRIN KOT, Afghanistan ? The most powerful man in this arid stretch of southern Afghanistan is not the provincial governor, nor the police chief, nor even the commander of the Afghan Army.

It is Matiullah Khan, the head of a private army that earns millions of dollars guarding NATO supply convoys and fights Taliban insurgents alongside American Special Forces.

....

?Matiullah is an illiterate guy using the government for his own interest,? said Mohammed Essa, a tribal leader in Tirin Kot, the Oruzgan provincial capital. ?Once the Americans leave, he won?t last. And then what will we have??

Building a Fortune

Mr. Matiullah does not look like one of the aging, pot-bellied warlords from Afghanistan?s bygone wars. Long and thin, he wears black silk turbans and extends a pinky when he gestures to make a point. Mr. Matiullah?s army is an unusual hybrid, too: a booming private business and a government-subsidized militia.

His main effort ? and his biggest money maker ? is securing the chaotic highway linking Kandahar to Tirin Kot for NATO convoys. One day each week, Mr. Matiullah declares the 100-mile highway open and deploys his gunmen up and down it. The highway cuts through an area thick with Taliban insurgents.

Mr. Matiullah keeps the highway safe, and he is paid well to do it. His company charges each NATO cargo truck $1,200 for safe passage, or $800 for smaller ones, his aides say. His income, according to one of his aides, is $2.5 million a month, an astronomical sum in a country as impoverished as this one.
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https://www.dea.gov/pubs/pressrel/pr102405.html
U.S. Extradites Taliban-Linked Narco-Terrorist
DEA Administrator on Extradition, ?We?ve Made History Today.?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2005

KAREN P. TANDY, the Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JOSEPH GUCCIONE, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, joined by Major General SAYED KAMAL SADAAT, Director General of the Afghanistan Counter Narcotics Police, today announced the extradition from Afghanistan to New York of BAZ MOHAMMAD, a Taliban-linked narco-terrorist charged with conspiring to import more than $25 million worth of heroin from Afghanistan into the United States and other countries.

On June 1, 2005, President George W. Bush designated BAZ MOHAMMAD as a foreign narcotics kingpin under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. The extradition announced today represents the first extradition in history from Afghanistan to the United States.

Ms. TANDY stated: ?We?ve made history today. We?ve put an end to the safe haven of an Afghan drug lord who orchestrated an international heroin conspiracy that poisoned Americans. The first ever extradition of a drug trafficker from Afghanistan proves that justice and the will of people to be free from the tyranny of the drug trade will prevail.?

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https://foreignpolicy.com/2009/10/26/british-muslim-gangs-and-the-chemical-jihad/

British Muslim Gangs and the ?Chemical Jihad?
By Gretchen Peters A Taliban fighter killed this spring by NATO troops in southern Afghanistan was found to have a tattoo from the Aston Villa Football Club, indicating he may have grown up in Britain?s West Midlands. It was the latest evidence that British Muslims of South Asian origin have joined the fight in Afghanistan. (Read ...

 By Gretchen Peters | October 26, 2009, 6:22 PM

(https://foreignpolicymag.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/091026_8561647621.jpg?w=525&h=340&crop=0,0,15,0)

For some time, Royal Air Force spy planes have picked up radio communication between Taliban fighters who speak with thick accents from Manchester, Birmingham, West Bromwich and Bradford, all cities with large populations of British Muslims of South Asian origin.

?But it was a shock to hear that the guys we were fighting against supported the same football clubs as us, and maybe even grew up on the same streets as us,? the Telegraph newspaper quoted an unnamed British military official as saying.

Some law enforcement officials believe the British Taliban fighters may have links to criminal gangs in Britain whose members are Muslim and who have been connected to selling heroin on British streets.

At least one other captured Taliban fighter was found to have British gang tattoos on his arms, according to a western law enforcement advisor to the U.S. military, and there is evidence that various British Muslim gangs have sent fighters to Afghanistan, or sell Afghan heroin on British streets. Roughly 90 percent of the heroin sold in Britain comes from Afghanistan.
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see : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/5538176/Taliban-fighter-found-with-Aston-Villa-tattoo.html
Taliban fighter found with Aston Villa tattoo
A Taliban fighter killed in Afghanistan was found with an Aston Villa tattoo on his body, British soldiers claim


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http://www.debbieschlussel.com/72375/child-of-devout-muslim-brings-parents-heroin-to-school-heroin-jihad-20-students-taken-to-hospital/
June 12, 2014, - 12:05 pm
Child of Devout Muslim Brings Parent?s Heroin to School; Heroin Jihad: 20 Students Taken to Hospital
By Debbie Schlussel
....

Muslim Heroin Mom Marie Hunter

Was this a jihadist plot? Don?t rule it out. They sent 20 kids to the hospital, which is more than most jihadists in the U.S. have succeeded in doing lately.

    Twenty first grade students were taken to the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday after police say a six-year-old student brought eleven packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 31, 2018, 10:35:44 am
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/louisville-kentucky-drug-deaths-fatal-overdoses-spike-crystal-meth-fentanyl-heroin-pain-pills-blamed/835740002/
Fentanyl killed 763 people in Kentucky - twice as many as heroin
Beth Warren, Louisville Courier Journal
Published 2:43 p.m. ET July 25, 2018

Fentanyl, a dangerous drug that cartels and local drug dealers sneak into heroin and even pills, contributed to 763 deaths across Kentucky last year ? more than double the deaths linked to heroin.

And, in Jefferson County, fentanyl is blamed in 64 percent of the 426 overdose deaths ? also more than twice as many fatalities of those linked to heroin, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

"Louisville began seeing an increase in fentanyl in 2016 and we warned the community at that time," said Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. "The unknown potency of street drugs is dangerous.
...
Fentanyl, man-made from chemicals, is cheaper to make than heroin or cocaine and it's up to 50 times more potent than heroin, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. That makes it more profitable for Mexican cartels, which often cut other drugs with it without the buyer's knowledge.

"Every time someone injects they run the risk of overdosing and dying."
...
"Dealers are adding this deadly synthetic opioid to their supply to make their drugs more desirable to users,? said Dan Dodds, assistant special agent in charge of DEA?s Louisville Field Division, who was "alarmed' but not surprised by the report's findings.

"We?ve been warning communities across the commonwealth about this dangerous trend," he said. "And today?s report gives us all reason to be concerned."

Fatal overdoses from all drugs skyrocketed across the commonwealth by more than 11 percent from 2016 to 2017, taking 1,565 lives, according to the 2017 Overdose Fatality Report.

...
Cartels, who often have rogue chemist on staff, have made many variations of fentanyl that have killed in Louisville. That includes carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer never meant for use in humans that is 10,000 more potent than morphine
...
Title: Re: Heroin
Post by: Jacob Law on July 31, 2018, 04:24:36 pm
Big Pharma's crimes are legend and hopefully they are part of these sealed indictments.