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24 May 2010 @ 08:42 pm
I decline to believe that the War on Some Drugs is working  
Especially when I read in the news that ultrapure heroin, costing $10/bag, is becoming common in the US. This stuff is apparently so pure that it's killing its users -- according to the article, some of them are dying before they get the needle out of their vein or the straw out of their nose.
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on May 25th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Pure heroin is a white powder. So when they describe "ultrapure heroin" as black tar or a brownish powder, the BS meter starts twinging. When they say that border agents seize 44lb to 190lb at the Mexican border in a year, and then discusses a suspected drug runner who is said to have smuggled 440lb per *month* to supply just two cities, the BS meter starts twinging more.

I tend to get over suspicious of highly dramatic, deliberately emotionally charged reporting about drugs, especially when the vast majority of sources cited are LEOs. As honorable as they may be, they aren't unbiased on the issue.
Villiersdianavilliers on May 25th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
This, and killing your clientbase (quickly, at least) is really bad for business, especially when you can prevent it and increase your profit margin with some cheap filler of some sort.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on May 25th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
That was my first thought as well. It's bad business to kill your clients; first there's the initial loss of revenue, and then the word gets out on the street that your stuff is Bad Shit, Man.