Ultra Pure Mexican Heroin Puts US Drug OD’s on RiseMay 25th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While the battle over US border laws such as the one in Arizona rages on, drug smugglers from Mexico are peddling more and more of a new danger into the US, an ultra pure form of heroin that can be bought as cheaply as 10 dollars for one bag, and can kill users who are now aware of it’s potency with the first shot, sometimes before the can even have a chance to remove the needle from their own veins.
‘The Associated Press’ did a review of drug overdoses, and made a startling discovery. A review of data from drug overdoses revealed that this “black tar” heroin, which got it’s nick name from the dark and gooey consistency, and other new forms of heroin are causing a huge rise in death all over the United States by “sneaking up” on experienced heroin users who are not expecting the potency, and attracting a new generation of users as well, who are completely caught off guard by the strength of this new Mexican heroin.
Patrick O’Neal, who is the coroner in Will County Chicago, where the yearly deaths by heroin have nearly tripled since the emergence of this drug stated, “We found people who snorted it lying face-down with the straw lying next to them, it’s so potent that we occasionally find the needle in the arm at the death scene.”
The reason for this new outbreak of heroin related death in the US, is the fact that Mexican drug dealers have found a way to improve the way they process poppy plants, which is the brightly colored flowers which are grown by drug farmers. These plants make up the raw ingredients of heroin, opium, and painkiller like morphine. With the rise in purity comes a drop in price. The combination equals a spike in deaths in the US.
Mexican street gangs making the quick drive up Interstate 5 to introduce these drugs to high school kids all along the way, up as far as Oregon is one of the major concerns. They sell the product for very cheap, sometimes giving the first few doses for free, until they have a child hooked. “One we have them hooked we have a customer for life,” an anonymous source stated. Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenze stated, “They tell them, ‘Just smoke it. It’s just like smoking a cigarette. It’s just like smoking marijuana.’”
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