Bad Bust In Fentanyl-Heroin Case
Posted by Childress on June 21, 2006
Efforts to find who's killed more than 200 people by lacing heroin with Fentanyl came up dry … somewhat … in Chicago.
In raids on Wednesday, agents seized more than 220 pounds of heroin, firearms, vehicles and cash — but no Fentanyl-laced heroin. So the search for the killers goes on.
If you have any doubts about how cynical drug marketers are about their customers, and how little their customers worry about their lives, consider this from the AP story:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Shapiro alleged that the Mickey Cobras gang marketed its drugs to take advantage of the deadly heroin’s notoriety, selling products with names such as “Max Pain,” “Lethal Injection,” “Fear Factor,” “Drop Dead” and “Final Call.”
Some say the solution to all this is to simply legalize heroin, give it free to addicts and toss in free needles for good measure. Sorry. Heroin is bad stuff, and society is supposed to protect its members from bad stuff.