Posts Tagged ‘drug abuse’

 

Heroin and Drug Abuse in Henderson, Texas

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Benjamin Thomas Ferrell, 36, A Rusk County constable was arrested last week on federal drug and weapons charges.  His wife, Amanda Gayle Ferrell was arrested for delivering a controlled substance.

Ferrell has served as Precinct 2 constable in Rusk County since winning the office in 2004. Both of these people posted bond and were released.

The indictment stated, “Benjamin Thomas Ferrell is alleged to have collaborated with an unindicted co-conspirator from December 2001 to January 2012 to possess with intent to distribute phentermine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and marijuana.  The indictment alleges that he also sold an SKS assault rifle to a known felon on Jan. 12”

If Ferrell is convicted he is facing up to 20 years in federal prison for the dug violation and 10 years for the firearms offense.  A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, FBI East Texas HIDTA Task Force and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.  Jim Middleton is the Assistant US Attorney who is prosecuting.  Rusk County Sheriff, Danny Pirtle commended all the officers who were in the investigation.  He said, “Due to the professionalism and specialized training, the investigation went as planned.  We appreciate the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents for a job well done.”

And so it goes in this great country.  People who we vote into office are sometimes not to be trusted.  He obviously used his position as constable to be in the forefront of the public.  Can you imagine what the guys who did buy from him would say?  They probably had little to no respect for our political system because they knew this guy was getting away with this illegal activity.

Well I guess if you have to buy drugs you just as soon get it from a constable of your district.  It can give you the idea that drugs are safe in this country.

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Marijuana and Heroin in Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Just this last year there was one of the biggest marijuana busts in the history of Chicago Police Department.  The detectives said they were watching a certain suspect because he was going to several meeting that indicated some drug dealings.  They stopped him for questioning and found one bale of marijuana in his car.  This 35 year old lived in Lyons.  The detectives followed him to his home and that is where they discovered 5,525 pounds of marijuana.  That’s right there were 224 more bales of marijuana stashed in his home.  This is a street value of more than $20 million.  The Chicago Police Department detectives kept the investigations up and found that this 35 year old had loaded these bales into his home through a printing company warehouse that was attached to the back of his house.  They also concluded that these drugs originated in Mexico and they were packaged for distribution once they arrived in Chicago.  This young man was charged with the highest-level felony, a Class X, for manufacturing and delivery of cannabis.  He could be jailed up to 30 years.  A high price to pay to deal in drugs.

Chicago residents know that dried flowers, seeds and leaves of the Indian hemp plant are called marijuana.  “Cannabis” describes any of the different drugs that come from Indian hemp like marijuana and hashish.  Doesn’t matter what the name of it is this drug is a hallucinogen which is a substance that distorts how the mind perceives the world around it.  And this drug is affecting the communities in and around Chicago. There is a chemical inside cannabis known as “THC”.  It all depends on the strength of the marijuana you have as to the amount of THC it has.  Now we know that marijuana is plentiful in Chicago.  The hemp plant was grown for use as a hallucinogen more than 2,000 years ago.  This plant is where the cannabis drugs like marijuana and hashish are made from.  Cannabis can contain well over 400 different chemicals with the main one being THC.  The amount of THC will determine the strength of the drug.  When this plant is grown the weather and soil determine the percentage of THC in the plant.  Developers are now using modern farming techniques for strains of cannabis that have much higher levels of THC.  1% in 1974 and 4% in 1994 was the levels of THC.  In 2008, levels reached 9.6%.  These drugs came from Mexico so we do not know where they were grown.  It is only a good thing that they are off the streets.

Drug rehabs in Chicago, Illinois should be prepared for an increase in drug abuse.

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Drugs and Heroin in Ohio

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

At Ohio State University there were studies done by researchers to examine bullying and substance use and abuse.  They looked at more than 74,000 students in all public, private and Catholic middle and high schools in Franklin County, Ohio, which includes Columbus.  Some of the facts they came up with was that about 30 percent of middle school students and 23 percent of high school students were thought of as being bullies, bully victims or both, called a bully-victim.  More interesting information is that substance use was defined as smoking, drinking, or using marijuana at least once a month.  Fewer than 5 percent of middle school students reported substance use.  When they looked at high school students they found 32 percent drank alcohol, 14 percent smoked cigarettes and 16 percent used marijuana.  So they did find a link between bullying involvement and substance use.  Here are some more statistics.  Marijuana use was reported by only 1.6 percent of middle school students not involved in bullying, compared with 11.4 percent of bullies, 6.1 percent of bully-victim and 2.4 percent of victims.  Marijuana use was reported by 13.3 percent of high school students not involved in bullying, compared with 31.7 percent of bullies, 29.2 percent of bully-victims, and 16.6 percent of victims.  When they looked at alcohol and cigarette use the results were the same as with marijuana.  This was according to the study in the April issue of Addictive Behavior.  Kisha Radliff, lead author and an assistant professor of school psychology said, “Our findings suggest that one deviant behavior may be related to another.  For example, youth who bully others might be more likely to also try substance use.  The reverse could also be true in that youth who use substances might be more likely to bully others.”

This all adds up to when young people do drugs their behavior changes and it could account for what is going on in America right now with bullying.  If you know someone who wants or needs help to get off drugs get them to an inpatient treatment center where they can get a safe and natural way to detox and withdraw.  There is a place like that.  Something can be done about it.

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Police break up New York drug ring

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Police have taken swift action to break up a New York heroin, cocaine and crack trafficking ring based in Youngstown, New York. The distribution network purchased heroin and other drugs from New York City distributors in bulk, and then sold the drugs to clients in Youngstown.

This is the third such bust in four months. Over ninety New York police officers were involved in the all-day roundup, executing twenty search warrants and seizing drugs as well as a quarter of a million dollars in cash that was allegedly accumulated through the sale of drugs.

The alleged leader of the ring, Luis Angel Martinez, a 32-year-old male, was arrested six years ago for conspiracy to distribute drugs and served 18 months. Apparently, after he got out of prison he re-established his crime ring, using different lower-level dealers.

Heroin abuse will continue to be a problem so long as people are addicted to this highly dangerous substance. No matter how many criminals are arrested for drug trafficking, more will take their place so long as there is a profit to be had. The real answer is effective education and rehabilitation to prevent people from trying drugs and to help those who have lost their way.

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