Aug 19, 2011

Drug Trafficking: Getting High for Less: Easier Access to Better, Cheaper Heroin Cripples Small Towns

Oh, yeah, we´re winning the drug war!

PBS NewsHour: Investigating economic inequality in Ohio some months ago, we were startled to learn of the heroin renaissance in the county of Crawford. Heroin use turns out to be a growing phenomenon in America these days, and its use seems to correlate with growing economic inequality. Here's what we found in Ohio.

Lest the name "black tar" fool you, this dark and muddy blob is actually the newest and purest form of heroin hitting the market. Black tar dealers are cashing in by selling cheaper and more potent highs to former prescription drug users in middle-class communities across America.

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