The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

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    A big part of my inspiration for The Drug Report was Beth Pearce's amazing film, VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: TRUE STORIES OF ECSTASY AND KETAMINE. The film simply lets the victims of drug tragedies tell their stories. It's real life, it's undeniable, and it's incredibly powerful. I'm sure Beth has saved many, many lives, and it is my hope that this blog will do so as well. To learn more about her film, go to Voice Of The Victims.


    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

Pot Deal Leads to Murder

Posted by Childress on July 15, 2006

You’d think that by the time you reached the age of 72, you’d know better.  From the New Orleans Times Picayune:

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to killing an elderly man from Texas whose body was found three years ago in the trunk of a burning car in Kenner.

Orlanda Smith, 29, of Brookhaven, Miss., pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 15-year sentence for killing Raymond J. Johnson, 72, of Katy, Texas, on June 21, 2003.

Firefighters dousing a car fire found Johnson’s body in the trunk of a Cadillac at 1 Hamlet St. in an industrial area just north of Louis Armstrong International Airport. He had been shot in the head and chest, police said.

Authorities were uncertain where the killing occurred, but they later determined that Johnson would deliver marijuana to Smith in Mississippi and that Johnson had driven from Texas to Brookhaven to collect money when he was killed.


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