Heroin ring smashed

There are 47 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Oct 2, 2009, titled Heroin ring smashed. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

A four-month long investigation by Great Barrington Police and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force led to a major round-up of heroin dealers in South County on Friday.

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Sanity

Midland, TX

#1 Oct 2, 2009
The trend in Massachsuetts has been towards decriminalizing marijuana. Let's hope such a trend doesn't extend to the dangerously addictive drug of heroin.

Sadly, at least some of the money involved in the heroin trade ends up in remote parts of Afghanistan, where it is used to fund the killing of US, and other NATO soldiers.

I pray that the people involved in this case receive the forgiveness God offers them, and the healing and power to overcome addictions such forgiveness brings.
JoJo

Albany, NY

#2 Oct 3, 2009
Good work police!
Dumas

Syracuse, NY

#3 Oct 3, 2009
Where's your Concerned Citizens brigade now???? Oh wait.. that was only for rich white kid's they cared about..
toolman agawam

New Berlin, NY

#4 Oct 3, 2009
This must look good on the news that Gt. Barrington is a top 15 town in N.E. This might bring in more to take their place. But this really good news . Good job task force. Now lock the bastards up for a long time
what the fudge

Northampton, MA

#5 Oct 3, 2009
funny how they're all back on the street for being a "Heroin RING" meaning large quantities, not ur average user. They're probably back in business as of last night! great job narcotics task force!!!!!
J Valby

Adams, MA

#6 Oct 3, 2009
It was announced today that Gt. Barrington will be featured in High Times magazine as one of the Top 5 New England towns to purchase heroin.
Sophia

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Oct 3, 2009
Hey Dumas..
I was thinking the same thing when I read this.
The Concerned Citizens group was nothing more than a bunch of pathetic low class imbeciles.(and yes you dont have to be poor to be low class)

So yeah, why aren't they concerned anymore? It couldn't possibly be that they realized they made themselves the laughing stock of the Berkshires could it? Nah.

I'm with you Dumas..they are only "concerned" when it involves their stupid bratty undisciplined kiddy poos.
Vox Pop

Cobleskill, NY

#8 Oct 3, 2009
Sad that there is a market for this poison. They should not just arrest the dealers but also arrest the users. If people didn't want the poison there wouldn't be dealers peddling it. Good job by the police in busting these death merchants.
South County Resident

Dalton, MA

#9 Oct 3, 2009
There are many more out there to still get. Do not for a second think that this bust will end the huge heroin problem is Great Barrington!
big red

East Otis, MA

#10 Oct 3, 2009
it,s the tip of the iceberg, the snitching has probably played a roll , no bail, the parole violator still hasn,t learned , but he,s probably dope sick now ,
Adam Smith

AOL

#11 Oct 3, 2009
All those who think there won't be five more people to take their place, raise your hands. Prohibition didn't work the first time and it isn't working now.
razorfish

Granby, MA

#12 Oct 3, 2009
Adam Smith wrote:
All those who think there won't be five more people to take their place, raise your hands. Prohibition didn't work the first time and it isn't working now.
WHAT!!!!!So legalize heroin, Adam? Sounds like you're worried your dealer is OOB.
Adam Smith

AOL

#13 Oct 3, 2009
razorfish wrote:
<quoted text>WHAT!!!!!So legalize heroin, Adam? Sounds like you're worried your dealer is OOB.
Deciminialize heroin. The laws against it do more harm than good. For the record, other than an occasional brew or highball, the only mind altering substances I've used since the Reagan Administration were prescribed by a licensed physician.
Slow Me B

Northville, NY

#14 Oct 3, 2009
The Pittsfield Beagle Headline.

Liberal Parents Breed Heroin Addicts, Taxpayers Pay. Again and again and again.
concerned

AOL

#15 Oct 3, 2009
No one ever mentions trying to set up some kind of public group, or help for this very highly addictive, constantly growing problem in Great Barrington. Everyone knows its there, everyone knows it"s happening..we set up everything for the tourists here, why can't we set up something to help the kids? We all want it off the streets, yet even by locking up a few, they'll just be more. Isn't there anyway we can reach out and help so it stops? Or do we wait for someone's child to die? That's the problem...they don't realize-one time can kill you- just one..
Adam Smith

AOL

#16 Oct 4, 2009
concerned wrote:
No one ever mentions trying to set up some kind of public group, or help for this very highly addictive, constantly growing problem in Great Barrington. Everyone knows its there, everyone knows it"s happening..we set up everything for the tourists here, why can't we set up something to help the kids? We all want it off the streets, yet even by locking up a few, they'll just be more. Isn't there anyway we can reach out and help so it stops? Or do we wait for someone's child to die? That's the problem...they don't realize-one time can kill you- just one..
Barrington isn't exactly South Bronx. Most kids have two parents, and most parents have IQ's with three numbers in them. If the parents did their job, there wouldn't be much of a problem, if any. The police and DA are not, indeed cannot be, surrogate parents.

“Everything is local”

Since: Apr 08

Great Barrington, MA

#17 Oct 4, 2009
concerned wrote:
No one ever mentions trying to set up some kind of public group, or help for this very highly addictive, constantly growing problem in Great Barrington. Everyone knows its there, everyone knows it"s happening..we set up everything for the tourists here, why can't we set up something to help the kids? We all want it off the streets, yet even by locking up a few, they'll just be more. Isn't there anyway we can reach out and help so it stops? Or do we wait for someone's child to die? That's the problem...they don't realize-one time can kill you- just one..
Great Barrington has plenty of activities, groups, and programs for the young people and always had. South County has never been shy when it comes to funding these programs. The kids have no where to go excuse doesn't work in this community. Now if the kids or parents don't reach out to them, that is another problem, their's.
Grow Up

United States

#18 Oct 4, 2009
These kids and adults unfortunately have nothing better to do.And lets be really stupid and do this right across the street from the Police Station how dumb can you be? Honestly the only way to teach them is to put them in jail for a very long time, but they keep letting them get away with it and slapping them on the wrist instead of solving this problem! Put them away for 10 years and maybe that will solve things.. or possibly longer.
Hey

United States

#19 Oct 4, 2009
J Valby wrote:
It was announced today that Gt. Barrington will be featured in High Times magazine as one of the Top 5 New England towns to purchase heroin.


Where did you find this out?
Adam Smith

AOL

#20 Oct 5, 2009
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you find this out?
Willimantic CT still #1?

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