Illegal drugs in Horseshoe Bend

Illegal drugs in Horseshoe Bend

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Local Reporter

Kansas City, MO

#1 Sep 4, 2009
Is it easy to obtain drugs in Horseshoe Bend? Does the majority of residents abuse illicit drugs? How about prescription drug abuse? According to my research, 4 out of 5 people who live in or near Horseshoe Bend are recreational users of both prescription and Illegal drugs. Methamphetamine and drugs like methamphetamine, are #1, then prescription pain medications, followed by marijuana. Alcohol abuse seems very prevalent, also.
UScitizen

Ozark, AL

#2 Sep 4, 2009
Local Reporter wrote:
Is it easy to obtain drugs in Horseshoe Bend? Does the majority of residents abuse illicit drugs? How about prescription drug abuse? According to my research, 4 out of 5 people who live in or near Horseshoe Bend are recreational users of both prescription and Illegal drugs. Methamphetamine and drugs like methamphetamine, are #1, then prescription pain medications, followed by marijuana. Alcohol abuse seems very prevalent, also.
4 out of 5? Are you serious? Where did you get your numbers? If you're right, that's truly scary. Maybe the non-drug users should move from HSB and leave it to the deadbeats.
Liberty

Ozark, AL

#3 Sep 4, 2009
UScitizen wrote:
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4 out of 5? Are you serious? Where did you get your numbers? If you're right, that's truly scary. Maybe the non-drug users should move from HSB and leave it to the deadbeats.
Did ya stop to think that maybe 70 percent of HSB residents are over the age of 65 are use pres drugs for old age health issues. If you know that someone is abusing drugs report it to the Police dept or the sheriffs dept instead of spreading bad gossip and bad mouthing the non-born residents who spend their money and brought jobs here to HSB. Maybe we'll send the deadbeats to live in your neighborhood.
UScitizen

Defiance, MO

#4 Sep 4, 2009
Liberty wrote:
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Did ya stop to think that maybe 70 percent of HSB residents are over the age of 65 are use pres drugs for old age health issues. If you know that someone is abusing drugs report it to the Police dept or the sheriffs dept instead of spreading bad gossip and bad mouthing the non-born residents who spend their money and brought jobs here to HSB. Maybe we'll send the deadbeats to live in your neighborhood.
Local Reporter asked about prescription drug ABUSE and recreational use of drugs, so no, I didn't consider the residents who are over 65 and legally using drugs. The deadbeats I referred to are not your average upstanding citizens. BTW, they already live in my neighborhood and I wish they would move. I'm not bad-mouthing law-abiding people no matter where they were born or where they choose to live.
Local Reporter

United States

#5 Sep 6, 2009
According to an anonymous phone poll, 47.5 percent of per capita income is both directly and indirectly spent on illicit drugs and alcohol in the Horseshoe Bend and Cherokee Village communities . As these locales are dry county areas, the alcohol purchased to be consumed is purchased out of state, as is the majority of the illicit drugs consumed originate from non-local suppliers. The main cash crop is marijuana.
twenty20

Enterprise, AL

#6 Sep 11, 2009
97.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Maxine

Iowa, LA

#7 Sep 12, 2009
From what I hear they are worse in Salem. Why dont the law enforcement do something about this?
just ignor the problm or

Shawnee, KS

#8 Sep 12, 2009
It might drive the price of smoke and powder up!
star

Lake City, AR

#9 May 22, 2010
Stick to facts the old people of your lilttle town which i lived in as a teen, hates the younth of the town and always has we could not do anything without them complaining.We could not go to the bowling allie or park on parking lot and listen to the radio and be kids,they would make complaints and say we were up to no good.We could not go to each others house and their be five or six of us without them calling the cops for fear of gang activity and it could be around six in the evening and they would call on noise controll they claimed to be tryin to sleep.If we would go to the hillhigh to swim we had to look at wrinkled old prunes and no joke their was an old man that would be but ass naked in their and we would run out the pool the old ladies sure liked it they never complained on him but we show up and they couldnt get to the office fast enough.Also every time something would open like the game room it would maybe last two weekends then they would be shut down. Their was never nouthing their for the youth and never will be so think maybe thats why their is so much crime or drugs in horseshoe bend the town does not offer anything for the young community. The elder people of horseshoe bend would not pay taxes on anything to better the younger people or to bring anything in that would be of intrest to the younger people.
Nancie

San Antonio, TX

#10 May 23, 2010
star wrote:
Stick to facts the old people of your lilttle town which i lived in as a teen, hates the younth of the town and always has we could not do anything without them complaining.We could not go to the bowling allie or park on parking lot and listen to the radio and be kids,they would make complaints and say we were up to no good.We could not go to each others house and their be five or six of us without them calling the cops for fear of gang activity and it could be around six in the evening and they would call on noise controll they claimed to be tryin to sleep.If we would go to the hillhigh to swim we had to look at wrinkled old prunes and no joke their was an old man that would be but ass naked in their and we would run out the pool the old ladies sure liked it they never complained on him but we show up and they couldnt get to the office fast enough.Also every time something would open like the game room it would maybe last two weekends then they would be shut down. Their was never nouthing their for the youth and never will be so think maybe thats why their is so much crime or drugs in horseshoe bend the town does not offer anything for the young community. The elder people of horseshoe bend would not pay taxes on anything to better the younger people or to bring anything in that would be of intrest to the younger people.
And they still will do nothing for anyone now the town is so bad that the elderly are packing it up by the drove and looking for a new place to call home,HSB is still a do nothing go nowhere place to live and as you stated if your from 2 to 18 your screwed big time as the powers to be only will spend money on useless ideas that only benefit themselves or on some scam that will give them a nice kickback.
Nancie

San Antonio, TX

#11 May 23, 2010
Liberty wrote:
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Did ya stop to think that maybe 70 percent of HSB residents are over the age of 65 are use pres drugs for old age health issues. If you know that someone is abusing drugs report it to the Police dept or the sheriffs dept instead of spreading bad gossip and bad mouthing the non-born residents who spend their money and brought jobs here to HSB. Maybe we'll send the deadbeats to live in your neighborhood.
re you joking all of us..........call who? HSB finest you also have to be on Drugs,their are at lest 4 of them who maybe could catch a Cold and i even dough that they could manage to do that right.Na your better of calling the Sheriff HSB is far far to incompetent to find and arrest anyone other then a poor Driver with a light out or a out of state license.
star

Lake City, AR

#12 May 23, 2010
Nancie wrote:
<quoted text>And they still will do nothing for anyone now the town is so bad that the elderly are packing it up by the drove and looking for a new place to call home,HSB is still a do nothing go nowhere place to live and as you stated if your from 2 to 18 your screwed big time as the powers to be only will spend money on useless ideas that only benefit themselves or on some scam that will give them a nice kickback.
So true you must have lived their or visited their not packing up their just going to were they retired from they sure as hell not going to sell and lose their property hopeing one day the world will just consist of people over the age of 65 theirs no way they would leave most are only here six months out of the year anyway winters are to cold for them in arkansas they leave and go on vacation were their asses wont get frost bite. Im sorry its just frustrating because its pertty bad town full of churches and only a few was ok with the youth community and it was not the big fancy ones either church should be the last place children are judge or anyone else espesially because of age.
Tired of the BS

AOL

#13 May 23, 2010
star wrote:
<quoted text>So true you must have lived their or visited their not packing up their just going to were they retired from they sure as hell not going to sell and lose their property hopeing one day the world will just consist of people over the age of 65 theirs no way they would leave most are only here six months out of the year anyway winters are to cold for them in arkansas they leave and go on vacation were their asses wont get frost bite. Im sorry its just frustrating because its pertty bad town full of churches and only a few was ok with the youth community and it was not the big fancy ones either church should be the last place children are judge or anyone else espesially because of age.
Could you PLEASE learn the usage of the words "There", "Their" and They're"? It is so difficult to to take anyone seriously when they won't even take the time to speak or write properly.
21 twenty one

Worcester, MA

#14 May 30, 2010
twenty20 wrote:
97.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
That's alright when Kansas passes HB 2610 which would allow "the legal use of marijuana for certain debilitating conditions,you can go there to buy your weed and wine,hopefully soon ;)

Since: May 10

Mountain Home, AR

#15 May 30, 2010
Local Reporter wrote:
According to an anonymous phone poll, 47.5 percent of per capita income is both directly and indirectly spent on illicit drugs and alcohol in the Horseshoe Bend and Cherokee Village communities . As these locales are dry county areas, the alcohol purchased to be consumed is purchased out of state, as is the majority of the illicit drugs consumed originate from non-local suppliers. The main cash crop is marijuana.
Anonymous phone poll??? Isn't that funny, my phone never rang for this secret poll. Therefore, I assume your numbers are derived from carefully selected and possibly biased individuals. Indeed, the majority of local residents are of retirement age or have disabilities that require the use of prescription medication. It is also true that "meth" and "weed" are in the immediate area..as well as several other drugs that people bring in from surrounding towns (oh..boy, I guess that means HSB is not the only town in the USA with drug problems, imagine that).
I believe, dear reporter, that if you look at the statistics across the entire world..the casual use of drugs and alcohol is on the increase globally. This is in part due to the decrease in employment opportunity and loss of hope overall. Should we see this as a blessing that folks are trying to feel better instead of simply blowing out their own brains (as this too has been on the increase in this area as well as globally), or should it be seen as a sign of worse things to come? I don't know. What I do know, however, is that your time as a reporter would be much better spent trying to find the GOOD in things..rather than conjuring up statistics that are biased in nature.
DUUUUUUUUU

Melbourne, AR

#16 May 30, 2010
I have spent a lot of time in Horseshoe Bend and speak with a lot of good people. And to tell the truth your town is messed up. Your law enforcement can't even catch their own ass with both hands. Not to mention they are corrupt. Hey if your lawn mower is in the shop and your grass gets a little tall call Carl and pay him to mow it or pay a fine to the city. Better yet bust into your ex wife's house and hit her. If your a cop Carl will talk her out of pressing charges. Not to mention the myriad of other obvious issues with the dept. When will you elect a mayor that has a set of balls.I wouldn't pay bob to wash my car.
G W B

Bexar, AR

#17 May 30, 2010
DUUUUUUUUU wrote:
I have spent a lot of time in Horseshoe Bend and speak with a lot of good people. And to tell the truth your town is messed up. Your law enforcement can't even catch their own ass with both hands. Not to mention they are corrupt. Hey if your lawn mower is in the shop and your grass gets a little tall call Carl and pay him to mow it or pay a fine to the city. Better yet bust into your ex wife's house and hit her. If your a cop Carl will talk her out of pressing charges. Not to mention the myriad of other obvious issues with the dept. When will you elect a mayor that has a set of balls.I wouldn't pay bob to wash my car.
You hit the Nail right on the Head with that post,But as far as getting a Mayor or even a Candidate with a Set down their,Aint gonna Happen just look at what they have to work with this election,Boyer & Davis,HSB ver of Mutt and Jeff

Since: May 10

United States

#18 May 30, 2010
DUUUUUUUUU wrote:
I have spent a lot of time in Horseshoe Bend and speak with a lot of good people. And to tell the truth your town is messed up. Your law enforcement can't even catch their own ass with both hands. Not to mention they are corrupt. Hey if your lawn mower is in the shop and your grass gets a little tall call Carl and pay him to mow it or pay a fine to the city. Better yet bust into your ex wife's house and hit her. If your a cop Carl will talk her out of pressing charges. Not to mention the myriad of other obvious issues with the dept. When will you elect a mayor that has a set of balls.I wouldn't pay bob to wash my car.
Unfortunately, corruption is prevalent in all forms of government and HSB is no exception. I agree that the police force is not desirable, I myself was nearly run into by an officer while he was talking on his cellphone in his city vehicle just the other day. I've had to walk through a cloud of cigar and cigarette smoke to pay my water bill because the mayor and city employees were standing right in front of the door to city hall puffing away. I've seen a supposed park grant be used for things other than building a playground for our kids. Therefore, I do not dispute your point in that matter. What I do dispute, however, is that the good and decent citizens that you have referred to do live here and should not be written off as part of a problem but rather a solution. Yes, we do have a nice library, because the good citizens of our town pushed for it, supported it by contributing. Yes, we do also have a nice tribute to the fallen and living veterans at our Veteran's Park..also due to the local good citizens making it happen by contributing. So, it can be done, obviously, if the good and decent citizens really want to contribute. That doesn't always mean you have to reach in your pocket to make a difference. Sometimes it just requires telling someone something GOOD about the place you live instead of only mentioning the bad things. We have four beautiful lakes, two beautiful golf courses, a timeshare resort, a hotel resort, a saddle shop that's received national recognition, etc. Sure, some things could use a little elbow grease to make them shine, but if there's no support from the community, it doesn't matter how great a place is.
Dig Bing

Bexar, AR

#19 May 30, 2010
underagedreject wrote:
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Unfortunately, corruption is prevalent in all forms of government and HSB is no exception. I agree that the police force is not desirable, I myself was nearly run into by an officer while he was talking on his cellphone in his city vehicle just the other day. I've had to walk through a cloud of cigar and cigarette smoke to pay my water bill because the mayor and city employees were standing right in front of the door to city hall puffing away. I've seen a supposed park grant be used for things other than building a playground for our kids. Therefore, I do not dispute your point in that matter. What I do dispute, however, is that the good and decent citizens that you have referred to do live here and should not be written off as part of a problem but rather a solution. Yes, we do have a nice library, because the good citizens of our town pushed for it, supported it by contributing. Yes, we do also have a nice tribute to the fallen and living veterans at our Veteran's Park..also due to the local good citizens making it happen by contributing. So, it can be done, obviously, if the good and decent citizens really want to contribute. That doesn't always mean you have to reach in your pocket to make a difference. Sometimes it just requires telling someone something GOOD about the place you live instead of only mentioning the bad things. We have four beautiful lakes, two beautiful golf courses, a timeshare resort, a hotel resort, a saddle shop that's received national recognition, etc. Sure, some things could use a little elbow grease to make them shine, but if there's no support from the community, it doesn't matter how great a place is.
yes that is true and when a Person Post things that they Know are not true as you do it all the same...I higely susspect you are one of the Users they Complain about.
I wanta know

Mountain Home, AR

#20 May 31, 2010
DUUUUUUUUU wrote:
I have spent a lot of time in Horseshoe Bend and speak with a lot of good people. And to tell the truth your town is messed up. Your law enforcement can't even catch their own ass with both hands. Not to mention they are corrupt. Hey if your lawn mower is in the shop and your grass gets a little tall call Carl and pay him to mow it or pay a fine to the city. Better yet bust into your ex wife's house and hit her. If your a cop Carl will talk her out of pressing charges. Not to mention the myriad of other obvious issues with the dept. When will you elect a mayor that has a set of balls.I wouldn't pay bob to wash my car.
Are you saying that a cop busted into his ex wifes house and hit her? Which one? He needs to go NOW! And if Carl talked her out of pressing charges, he needs to go NOW also!

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