The Problem Of Drugs And Drugs Essay

783 Words Jun 18th, 2015 4 Pages
The article I found on and was extremely interesting because it dealt with the heroin issue that is going on right here in the St. Louis County. On June 10, 2015, more than 50 people were arrested in South County, Missouri for heroin or other unlawful possessions. More than 34,000 doses of heroin was seized during the bust. Investigators also found firearms, which included, Glock 9 mm pistols, 12 gauge shotguns, and Colt 40 caliber. Not only were the arrested suspects charged with trafficking and other possessions, they were also charged with involuntary manslaughter because of all of the heroin overdoses. After reading this article and reflecting on it and what I have learned in this class, I am happy to see that more than 34,000 doses of heroin was seized and 50 people who were distributing this drug are off the streets. Even though this is a huge bust for the St. Louis region, I do not believe this bust is going to slow down heroin overdoses or the use of heroin. As this article mentions, and what I have learned in class, heroin abuse is not limited to a certain demographic or geographic region. It dose not matter what color your skin is, or how privileged you are, heroin affects everyone who is in contact with the drug. When I first read this article I was surprised to read that the heroin bust took place in St. Charles, MO. For the most part, St. Charles is a very nice area with mostly middle to upper class residents living there. This just goes to…

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