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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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Meth and Heroin in San Jose, California

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Today on March 5, 2012 there were three men all of San Jose that were arrested and charged in connection with one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in American History.

Anthony D. Williams Drug Enforcement Special Agent in Charge; Dennis Burns, Palo Alto Police Department Chief; Chris Moore, Sand Jose Police Department Chief and Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney made the announcement.  All of these people were involved with the investigation and the ultimate arrest and they are to be congratulated.  This was the largest drug bust in history.

The detectives from Palo Alto Police Department were following up on some information they got concerning stolen iPads.  This investigation led them to an apartment located in San Jose.  They were doing a preliminary search and they observed this large quantity of methamphetamine.  These detectives knew they had come across a big bust so they called the San Jose Police Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for some help.  That is when they called in the DEA San Jose Resident Office.  As a result of the investigation they seized approximately 750 pounds of methamphetamine; this supply has a street value of $34 million.  They also found items believed to be stolen from Palo Alto at this location.

These three guys were charged and arraigned with state law violations: conspiracy to transport a controlled substance; manufacturing a controlled substance; possession for sale of a controlled substance; child endangerment; gang enhancement because the investigation is believed to be tied to a Mexican drug trafficking organization.  Bail was set at $2 million each.  Of course in America, the charges are only allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This supply of METH is off the streets now and that is 750 pounds less that will be distributed in these communities.  If you know someone who needs help to get off drugs; get them to an inpatient treatment center where they can get safe and natural ways to detox and withdraw.  Something can be done about it.

If you or someone you love needs a California heroin rehab, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

 

Synthetic Methamphetamine in Beaumont, Texas

Monday, March 26th, 2012

There is a new kid on the block according to the Jefferson “county Crime lab.  We all know that marijuana is one of the most common drugs that are seized in the US; now a new drug called “pump it” has made its debut in the drug market.  This drug was known as “bath salts” and it was legal until just last September.  What this drug does is mimics the effects of methamphetamine and you can find it area convenience stores.  Rod Carroll, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated, “It’s the commercialization of the illegal drug trade.  They (drug manufacturers) built an enterprise with their money, knowing they needed a marketing plan to sell this.”

Last year the state legislature made the chemical formula for bath salts and similar products illegal.  So what did the drug companies do?  They started selling the over the counter packet as either shoe deodorizer or plant food.  So if you want some you can ask for that by name because it is out of the view of the ordinary customer or law enforcement.  They will be under the counter.  The Vidor police arrested four clerks at Orange County area convenience stores where “Pump It” was being sold.  Dave Shows, Vidor’s Police Chief said, “The ones buying it (the drug) are former crack heads, meth heads.  The people selling it are people who don’t care about this community and don’t care what they do to people’s lives.  If we are seeing it here, people are seeing it everywhere.  It’s not unique to Vidor.  It’s being made in labs and shipped in from out of town.  This drug is much more dangerous than other controlled substances.  This is bad stuff.  It causes paranoia, hallucinations, increased body temperatures.  Its way worse than meth and worse than crack.  It has the effects of all those drugs rolled into one.”

Bath salts showed up in 2010 and narcotics officers were really not sure what they were seizing.  It seems that there is an ongoing research project to find out what these drugs are.  This substance can be smoked, eaten or snorted.  It is very addictive.  It gets into your system and messes with your brain cells.  They are not as expensive as meth or cocaine and you can find them almost anywhere.  It is not being openly displayed like it was before.  After it became known that bath salts were illegal the manufacturers simply changed the packaging.  Now it’s shoe deodorizer or plant food.  That is what they are asking for now.  The addict will go to any means to get his fix.  It seems the people who sell to the addict will do the same thing.

It has been found that synthetic drug abuse can lead to heroin abuse.  Heroin addicts often cannot recover without the help of a heroin rehab.

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The Effects of Heroin

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Heroin is a dangerous drug that can cause overdose and death. Even numerous celebrities have died from this opiate drug. Because many people who get into heroin are ignorant about the purity of the heroin, they can easily overdose or kill themselves. Some people even become addicted after just one try.

As with other drugs, the longer a person consumes heroin, the more tolerance they will build up. This means more and more heroin is needed in order to achieve the same feeling.

Heroin may give the person a high for a little bit, but once that person experiences withdrawal the fun ends. In fact, heroin’s withdrawal is so brutal that it makes the high not worth it. Many people would agree, but because the withdrawal is so unbearable, they give in to the drug just to make it stop.

The withdrawal occurs not only mentally, but physically too. Some of the common physical side effects are abnormal skin sensations, twitching, vomiting, slurred speech, nausea, constipation, trembling, pupil constriction, dry mouth, mental cloudiness, and slowing of heart and breathing rates. Other possible side effects are hallucinations, nightmares, convulsions, impaired vision, mental instability, mood swings, severe constipation, liver disease, abscesses, collapsed veins, fertility issues, diminished sex drive, and much more.

Fortunately, a person does not have to endure these unpleasant side effects alone. Heroin drug rehab programs are there to guide a person through the difficult process of quitting. Heroin is an extremely hard drug to quit all on one’s own, so it is highly recommended to look into a rehab program.

If you or someone you know needs help for a heroin addiction, you can call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602.

New Abuse-Proof Drugs Increase Heroin Addiction

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

New formulations of the painkiller OxyContin may have reduced the ability of addicts to abuse it, but it still isn’t keeping them from getting their fix – one way or another. Heroin addiction is on the rise as “oxy” addicts turn to the opiate for an easier high.

Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, released a crush-proof version of its drug last summer. Now users have to go to extreme efforts in order to get high on the drug by sniffing it up their nose, and many are using the cheaper and easier heroin instead.

Unfortunately, heroin abuse, which was on the decline until recent years, is one of the most deadly forms of drug abuse in the United States. The population of heroin users have some of the worst mortality rates out of any segment of the population. This is largely because heroin destroys the person’s physical health, leaving them susceptible to disease and malnutrition. Heroin users are also at risk of needle-sharing related illnesses such as HIV and Hepatitis-B.

This new wave of heroin abusers call the newest formulation of OxyContin “gummies” (because they get stuck between the teeth when you chew them) or “jellynoses” (because they cake in the nostrils if snorted). While OxyContin addicts have still been able to abuse the drug, many just want an easier high.

If you or someone you know has a problem with heroin, our heroin abuse rehab is the answer. Call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602. We are here to help.

No matter whether your loved one has been a heroin addict for years and is on his last rope, or if he or she just started last week, now is the time to act. Call now for heroin addiction treatment information.

7 Year Old Distributes Heroin to Classmates

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A seven-year-old Pittsburgh, PA native brought bags of heroin to school and distributed them to classmates. The school learned of this when three sets of parents called in, complaining that their children had brought drugs home.

Authorities are still trying to determine where the child obtained heroin. While it’s a bizarre circumstance for a seven-year-old child to have his hands on heroin, the drug is more frequently being abused by older school children.

They aren’t shooting it up. Rather, they’re taking heroin derivatives such as “cheese heroin,” which can be purchased for a buck a hit and consists of a mix of heroin and over-the-counter pain medication. Because it’s so cheap and able to be taken so easily, it has become “popular” with the school-age crowd.

Heroin abuse is again on the rise, both because of the new, potent forms of the drug being marketed by drug pushers, and also because opioid prescriptions are on the rise. When someone becomes addicted to opioids, he’ll eventually turn to heroin for a cheaper, similar high.

Also, with new potent forms of heroin that don’t have to be injected, as mentioned above, teens are considering using it whereas they have shied away from needles. The stigma against the heroin junkie with “railroad tracks” all up and down their arms with long-sleeved shirts doesn’t keep a teen from smoking or snorting heroin. Unfortunately, heroin is dangerous and even deadly no matter which way you consume it.

If you know someone who needs heroin rehab, or you need more information about heroin addiction, call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602.

Whether you need a heroin rehab in Pennsylvania or any other state, we can help.