State and Federal law enforcement arrested 50 people in Connecticut as part of a massive undercover operation that resulted in the seizure of thousands of bags of heroin, guns and $15,000 in cash.
Chicago state liquor-control officers have cited more than thirteen hundred (1,349) bars, restaurants, groceries and liquor stores for selling alcohol to minors in the greater Chicagoland area in the last five years.
This is an edited copy of the June 2018 Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio. Specifically edited for this post and as information source for Chronic Pain Patients
As many would guess, digital currency plays a significant role in the black market trafficking of illegal drugs. I quick search of the DOJ website found over 25 indictments in the last 3 months, most of which involved the sale of these substance on the dark web using cryptocurrencies. One must also assume that like an iceberg, those indicted represent only a fraction of what actually exists as in this case from Texas.
Long considered safe and non-addictive, gabapentin is increasingly showing up in the bodies of people who overdose on heroin and prescription opioids. Researchers are now finding that the alternative painkiller has become a drug of abuse.
Strategies and actions which force cooperation from foreign governments, expose illegal importers, force domestic buyers to seek medical help for addictions, is beneficial to the chronic pain community in furthering our position that restrictions placed on medical prescribers is harmful for all Americans.
The fact that we cannot arrest our way out of this problem is well recognized by law enforcement.