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Kaleun1961
02-09-2007, 08:44 PM
This week our local cops busted a trucker who was hauling, along with his load of carrots and carrot juice, 205 kilos of cocaine. Yowza! It's street value was estimated between $8 million to $20 million, depending on the final processing that would have been done prior to street dealing of the finished product. In the thirty years I've been living in this town I've only heard of relatively small drug busts. Although my town is growing, about 65000 people now from about 30000 when I first moved here, we've been rather sheltered. Sure, drugs are everywhere, but we seem to have far fewer problems in my town. The demographic here is fairly well off middle class white suburbia, without any significant housing projects and poverty, which sadly often go hand in hand with the drug trade. The drug bust here isn't really a local thing; the truck was just passing through and the driver seemed to have become lost and attracted the attention of a suspicious citizen and a transport enforcement officer who inspected the truck's cargo and found the drugs.

I don't really know why I am sharing this with you folks here; I guess I'm just curious to know what it is like where you live. When I was in high school, it was mostly pot that the kids got into. The odd time a hard core stoner might have hash; never saw anything harder than that. From television I have become aware of the wildfire spread of meth abuse, shows like Intervention and Dog the Bounty Hunter. That stuff, along with crack, seems to be wickedly destructive in its effects and in so short a time.

AO1_AW_SW_USN
02-09-2007, 09:06 PM
To make matters worse, they, (Mexican, Canadian and US governments) are talking about a "Trans-Continental Highway" system.

This highway would not only streamline the NAFTA agreements and the economy, but also streamline illegal immigrants and drugs across both boarders.

WilhelmSchulz.
02-09-2007, 09:37 PM
My school we got got more typs of drugs then skittles has collers. Pot,meth,LED,crack,heroin,oxycotton,ect. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

PhantomKira
02-09-2007, 10:06 PM
Lots of meth labs here. It's a growing problem, but hasn't gotten to the point of bringing the poverty/ violence with it yet, at least on a large scale. Plenty of bomb squad calls to safely get rid of the chemicals when they do find one though.

TheFastFreddie
02-09-2007, 11:18 PM
Meth seems to be the biggest worry of cops these days. They don't want it to become the "crack of the eighties" but its being processed everywhere. Apartments, trailers, and houses are ruined by the chemicals with often disasterous fires. I once saw a series of arrest photos with one woman over 3-4 years. She aged atleast 30-40 years and you could see a noticable difference from each photos (even in a month or two span).

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 05:09 AM
Nobody is safe from that problem.

At least the drug scene concentrates more on the big city's here in Germany and not on the smaller ones.

The big problem at schools is here is "just" pot.

But the flow of ,mariujhana ,heroine, cocaine, opium comes from Afghanistan and is brought here mainly via organized crime in russia.

The small scale private business mariujhana smuggle comes from the Netherlands where it is legal. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Every car with young people coming from Amsterdam is suspicious http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Kaleun1961
02-10-2007, 12:23 PM
My son is a firefighter in Mississauga, Ontario. Mississauga is a city just west of Toronto. He goes out on calls now and then to houses that have been converted into marijuana grow houses or meth labs. Those places are just as scary as house fires, because of the chemical hazards involved.

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 01:09 PM
He can be lucky that he doesnt work in Holland http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif One of the greatest places in the world which the holy roman empire of german nation ever seeded http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Im sure Rafe1 is lurking here somewhere http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

The Hollanders are always lurking.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

...just waiting for a chance to spit in someone's hai...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif im loosing the topic...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Read this article (http://www.dw-world.com/dw/article/0,2144,2339369,00.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Kaleun1961
02-10-2007, 04:14 PM
I think the silliness of our legislators makes the drug problem much worse and makes criminals rich [and armed and more dangerous.] People wanted to drink, and in spite of Prohibition they got their alcohol, and in the process contributed to organized crime. If they decriminalized certain drugs they could regulate them, tax them and at the same time deprive criminal gangs of significant funding. I think it's silly that people are made into criminals because they want to smoke some marijuana.

turnip_tick
02-10-2007, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by TheFastFreddie:
Meth seems to be the biggest worry of cops these days. They don't want it to become the "crack of the eighties" but its being processed everywhere. Apartments, trailers, and houses are ruined by the chemicals with often disasterous fires. I once saw a series of arrest photos with one woman over 3-4 years. She aged atleast 30-40 years and you could see a noticable difference from each photos (even in a month or two span).

You mean like these (http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.html)

Kaleun1961
02-10-2007, 04:35 PM
Dang, those are some skanky looking folks! Some of them look like they were already in trouble when the first photo was taken. The dangers of various drugs are well known; it amazes me that people, knowing these effects, still choose to mess with drugs like heroin, crack or meth.

turnip_tick
02-10-2007, 04:53 PM
I am sure they were in trouble then. the first photos are mug shots from the Multnomah county sheriff, which isnt very far from where i live. In fact it could be considered local for me.

There was a guy that worked in a gas station here in town that made meth in the trunk of his car and sold it in 20 dollar hits with matches. It was always funny to see those skanky people come in and buy an energy drink and "100 dollars of matches" he was arrested at work the gas station was shut down for a few hours while they cleaned up the lab.

What amazes me more than the fact that people mess with these drugs is the fact that they mess with it and think that no one knows what they are doing. its not just the complection and sunken eyes but also the teeth. look up meth mouth. these people are not keeping any secrets, you can spot a junkie from across the street and yet they think that no one knows

Kaleun1961
02-10-2007, 06:28 PM
Yes, I'm aware that the first photos are mugshots. What I meant by them being in trouble was that in the first mugshots some of them are already showing evidence of meth abuse at the time of their first arrest: blotches on their skin and sunken cheeks. They seem to have been at it for some time before they were caught for the first time.

turnip_tick
02-10-2007, 06:50 PM
almost makes you wonder how many times one has to get arrested before they understand that there is some thing wrong with the life style they have chosen

Kaleun1961
02-12-2007, 08:33 AM
I've never been to my town newspaper's site, but I thought I'd see if they had this story:

Here's the story (http://www.haltonsearch.com/hr/mcc/story/3874932p-4482468c.html)

TheFastFreddie
02-12-2007, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by turnip_tick:
You mean like these (http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.html)

Check out the Prom Queen (http://www.crystalrecovery.com/Pages/MethUsers.html)

Some sick stuff meth makes out of people. I can understand people who like to smoke some pot but the rest of the stuff will bring a world of hurt. I had one customer that told me he kicked his coke habit. Said he had spent of 750k over the last 5 years and lost his great job.