The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

  • The Best Drug Info Ever?

    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.

    FACTS ARE FACTS

    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.

Ecstasy, The Love Drug: Oakland Edition

Posted by Childress on August 13, 2006

A triple homicide from a few years back turns out to have been all about Ecstasy.  Reports the Inside the Bay Area:

Infighting between two of the Bay Area’s biggest distributors of the illegal drug ecstasy may have led to the bludgeoning deaths of three people found inside a Union City home almost four years ago, court records show.Inside the Bay Area

Oakland resident Johnny Li, 33 — who was one of the area’s largest ecstasy distributors, according to an affidavit unsealed this week by a U.S. District Court magistrate — his fiance, 26-year-old Deborah Yao of Union City, and friend Kevin Kwok, 32, of San Jose likely were killed because Li “wanted to be the sole distributor of (ecstasy in the Bay Area),” the document states.

Johnson Mai, the ringleader of a major ecstasy-smuggling operation suspected of dispensing some 3.6 million doses of the drug in the Bay Area since 2000, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency, was arrested Thursday along with four others during a series of raids in the East Bay and on the Peninsula.

Mai, his wife, Lisa Lee, 42, and associates Eric Yu Heng Cai, 34, Zhi En Huang and David Yuen, both 37, appeared Thursday in a federal court in Oakland, where they face drug and money laundering charges.

A sixth suspect, 36-year-old Kai Lun Zheng, remains at large. …

Li, Yao and Kwok were found beaten to death in a Compton Court home on Sept. 12, 2002, after Yao’s mother went there looking for her daughter, who hadn’t contacted her in several days.

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