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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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Drug and Heroin Abuse in Tucson, Arizona

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Federal Authorities in the Phoenix, Arizona area is stating that 12 people have been arrested and more than 220 pounds of drugs seized as part on an eight-month investigation into drug trafficking.

This operation was called, “Operation Smoke in Glass,” and it targeted a large-scale drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.  Many of the officials in the Arizona area have noted that the cartel has been smuggling large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexicali and Sonoita up to Phoenix and Tucson area since 2009.  The way the organization was smuggling was by backpackers transporting the dug loads across the Arizona-Mexico border.  Then the drugs were stored in different stash houses that were located in west Phoenix and then all of these drugs were distributed to different locations in western and Midwestern states.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration officials say nine simultaneous search warrants on some of those suspected stash houses were conducted and many arrest in the case are anticipated.

The words crystal Meth is just short for methamphetamine.  It is a crystalline drug that is white.  It is taken in by snorting it, smoking it or injecting it.  Some people are known to take it orally.  When they take it they get a false sense of happiness and well-being.  So it is easy to develop a strong desire to continue using it.  The get a rush of confidence, hyper activeness and energy.  Methamphetamine is an illegal drug and it ranks at the top with cocaine and other street drugs.  On the street they call it meth, crank, chalk or speed.

Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants.  Milky sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower.  This opium is refined to make morphine, and then further refined into different forms of heroin.  Most heroin is injected, and that creates additional risks for the user.  These users on a daily basis face the danger of AIDS or other infection on the top of the pain of addiction.

Drug abusers refer to cocaine as “snow,” “sniff,” or “coke”.  Cocaine is commonly abused in Phoenix, Arizona either in its powder form or in solid rocks known as crack cocaine.  Cocaine is produced from the active ingredient in the coca plant, and is one of the most highly addictive drugs found in the streets of Phoenix.  Coke produces a rapid, concentrated high that leads into an edgy, depressed state that causes its user to crave more.  Cocaine abusers experience a skyrocketing heart rate, spasms and conclusions.

No matter how much was smuggled into Phoenix or Tucson there are many drug abusers who will use what they sell on the streets.  Help someone you know get off of drugs.  Get them to a safe and natural place where they can detox and withdraw in this safe environment.

Tucson, Arizona drug rehabs are often challenged to provide the proper care.

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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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Communication and Drugs

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Do you know how to communicate well?  Some people think they are really good communicators and all they do is talk, talk, talk.

Well I don’t know if that is communicating.  When you are aware of the other person and listen, that may be talking.  When you say to the person, “yes, I hear you” you may be communicating.  When you make sure when you are talking with someone that they answer your questions, you may be communicating.  All of these are skills that help a person get along well in life.

When a person does drugs and become an abuser that may be one of their problems.  They could not communicate so they say, “I couldn’t say anything”.  They don’t stand up for themselves because they can’t think of what to say.  If they had a skill to communicate they could get passed that problem.

Drug users get introverted and then they make a choice to not communicate because that is how they got into trouble to begin with.  Now the drug abuser feels more shame and guilt about who they are and what they are doing.

When you go to Narconon Louisiana Riverbend Retreat you will get an in-depth part of the program that will address this lack of communication.

They will help you get into communication with others and the environment around you.  This part of the program will also allow you to apply practical exercises that will extrovert you taking attention off of just yourself and onto the present time environment.

Your senses and your ability to handle problems in your life will get much better because of this exercise.  It is important to be able to communicate so getting the skill is very important.

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Australia fights for heroin smuggler’s life

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

An Australian citizen currently faces the death penalty in Indonesia for smuggling heroin into the country. Myuran Sakumaran, the organizer of the infamous Bali Nine, lost his final appeal. He faces the firing squad if a political solution can’t be reached.

The Australian government is backing clemency for Sakumaran. This decision will be left to the Indonesian president, Yudhoyono, who has the power to grant clemency but rarely exercises that right.

It’s a difficult situation for the president of Indonesia to be in. A heroin smuggler is one of the worst enemies to the public health and safety of any nation. What is more, Sakumaran was the ringleader of an entire heroin smuggling network. It is likely that hundreds of Indonesian citizens have died as a result of Sakumaran’s illegal profiteering at the expense of Indonesian lives.

Because of the huge profits to be had from the sale of heroin on the black market, it is certain that more smugglers will take Sakumaran’s place. This is part of the reason why the “War on Drugs” has failed. No amount of enforcement will dissuade a criminal from taking advantage of such an “opportunity”.

Heroin addiction rehabs and drug abuse prevention education are the only permanent solution to heroin addiction.

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Colorado police charge woman of killing cat with heroin smoke

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Police in Boulder, Colorado have charged a 21-year-old Danielle Blankenship with third degree assault and animal cruelty.

Officials appeared at the scene of the crimes after Blankenship’s boyfriend called 9-1-1 after she allegedly became violent. He said that the incident happened after she was using heroin. Blankenship denied ever using heroin.

Boulder authorities also noticed a cat on the scene that was unresponsive and appeared to be poisoned. Blankenship’s boyfriend stated that she had blown smoke in the cat’s face while she was abusing heroin, and since that point the cat’s condition had worsened.

Heroin purity has risen in recent years, giving rise to a new young generation that smokes the drug instead of injecting it. There is a strong stigma against using needles, but no such stigma against smoking. Unfortunately, heroin can be just as dangerous when it is smoked as when it is injected. Moreover, it’s been proven time and time again that smoking heroin eventually leads to injecting it, because as tolerance builds it becomes more and more difficult for the user to get high from just smoking.

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This incident proves that effective Colorado heroin rehabs are needed now more than ever.