51 Pounds of Heroin Seized in Mississippi

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Heroin still makes all the headlines. It’s the number one drug as far as related deaths are concerned and it’s the drug that also helped to spark the current opiate epidemic. It seems almost too perfect the way it happened. Drug companies used shady marketing tactics and strategies to get massive amounts of pills into the hands of the public and then, once millions of people were strung out on the drugs the friendly family doctor gave them, heroin just seemed to pop up and be readily available in nearly every community country-wide. It’s just too coincidental how it all happened and it’s almost like it was orchestrated to some degree. As if it were the plan of some evil mastermind, looking to drug and control the masses while drastically reducing our population. Heroin use is completely out-of-control, the likes of which no society has ever seen. With so many painkiller addicts turning to heroin on a daily basis, what’s to become of our society if it continues at the rate it’s currently going?

Well, with the rate that heroin use is growing, spreading, and continuing, it’s surprising we have any Narcan left with the amount it’s being used throughout the nation to reverse overdoses and save lives. Heroin is a scary drug as it is. Now add fentanyl, a dash of carfentanil, and a touch of acryl fentanyl, and you’ve got a huge, scary monster that mercilessly annihilates anyone who dares to try it. It’s a deadly entanglement but, nevertheless, addicts voluntarily and willingly inject it into their veins, snort it up their nose, and smoke it off of tin foil, just praying that it will make life more bearable; that their problems will go away; that it will make them numb, make them feel nothing, and just help them to survive another day. Because the demand for heroin is so high, the supply is ever-growing. In Mississippi, two people were arrested after authorities found 51 pounds of heroin in an SUV in Rankin County. Already suspected of drug trafficking, deputies pulled over a vehicle traveling on I20 last Monday. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were immediately detained after the large sum of heroin was found hidden in the car. The estimated street worth of the drug was between two million and ten million dollars!

That’s a ton of heroin (not a literal ton). That much heroin could have potentially killed thousands of people had it hit the streets and gotten cut with fentanyl by each dealer that touched it. Thankfully, this mother lode was taken off the streets before someone got hurt or even died. But again, where there’s demand, there will be supply. Most of the heroin in the U.S. comes from or through Mexico and the drug is piped into the country by any means necessary because, the fact is, we’ll buy this stuff in never-ending quantities. The U.S. has an insatiable hunger for drugs and as long as we keep spending our hard-earned dollars on it, the drugs will keep coming.

Drug lords are getting filthy rich off of our need to get high and they don’t care who dies, who gets murdered, or what family is torn to shreds… they just want your money. And as long as we’re giving it to them, the drug problem is our fault. We’re the ones choosing to take this stuff. No one put a gun to our heads and made us smoke that bowl, snort that line, or shoot that bag. We need to learn to handle problems instead of running from them. The fact is, life is uncomfortable sometimes, we just need to learn how to properly manage and deal with it.

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Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.