D.E.A.: Heroin Problem Growing in St....

D.E.A.: Heroin Problem Growing in St. Louis Area

There are 24 comments on the Fox2Now story from Sep 30, 2009, titled D.E.A.: Heroin Problem Growing in St. Louis Area. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Heroin deaths are close to double than what they were this time last year. Drug Enforcement Agency agent in charge, Harry Sommers says the increase in deaths can be attributed to an increase in the intensity of heroin being sold on the streets.

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JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2009
We have ice cream trucks making stops at drug houses in the hood at 11:30 PM on school nights in the middle of winter.
We have underage kids walking around outside bars on Laclede at 2:30 in the morning with alcoholic beverages, The kids joke you can get in and get served with a bus pass, and rghe bar employees brag they have deals with the cops. Protection money.....Some things never change.
The Defense Department controls heroin production in Afghanistan, the CIA ships it in, and local law enforcement runs the gangs for distribution for the politicians, lawyers and bankers that finance it. Why bother to whine about the problem in an article?
Jennifer

United States

#2 Oct 1, 2009
Took them long enough to realize this is a problem....did one of their kids get involved? That's the only reason they would care!!!!
Patty

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 1, 2009
JOE THE CITIZEN wrote:
We have ice cream trucks making stops at drug houses in the hood at 11:30 PM on school nights in the middle of winter.
We have underage kids walking around outside bars on Laclede at 2:30 in the morning with alcoholic beverages, The kids joke you can get in and get served with a bus pass, and rghe bar employees brag they have deals with the cops. Protection money.....Some things never change.
The Defense Department controls heroin production in Afghanistan, the CIA ships it in, and local law enforcement runs the gangs for distribution for the politicians, lawyers and bankers that finance it. Why bother to whine about the problem in an article?
I have just been through a major ordeal with my 18 year old son and several of his "friends". They are "were" doing a heroin which they refer to as "buttons" which is a mix of heroin and an over the counter sleep aid. This is a terribly frightening problem. These kids are doing anything for money and buying these "buttons" for $10 each and then snorting 3 or 4 per day. Kids are doing the mixing of these drugs and I believe the actual heroin is coming from Hall Street and East St. Louis. These are very young kids ages 15 to 18 approximately, but supposedly it is easier to get than marijuana. I hope more parents are paying attention because this is a potentially lethal situation.

Tell everyone you know that has teenagers that they need to talk to their children and warn them of the potential dangers. Keep them in your prayers and keep them talking! They need our help!
JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#4 Oct 1, 2009
I am sorry to hear that Patty. The heroin may becoming from Hall Sreet and East St. Louis, but the poppy plant aren't grown there and it certainly isn't proscessed there. The same corporte media that brings this article is the same media that refuses to tell you who is ultimately responsible for the drugs on our streets and in our schools.... our corrupt mafia legal system. I hope things work out for you and yours.

Joe the Citizen
Stacey

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Oct 1, 2009
Thank you for airing this, I refer to myself as an insane Mother calling anyone I can to try to find a way to solve this problem. I have even called the dea, jeff co meg, post and possibly you. It is insane on the amount of heroin out here.

This drug is the devil, no doubt. Satan has arrived in full force and I feel for anyone who has a child that decides to try this drug. It can take anyone out.
JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2009
Stacey,

You exemplify the point I sarcatically made in my original post. The mass emdia should be making an issue of this, but they are controlled by the corporations and government running the drug rings. I hope everything works out for you as well.
Jennifer

United States

#7 Oct 2, 2009
I think we should all start random drug testing on our children once they reach the age of being able to go out with their friends. I know it sounds extreme, but what else are we supposed to do?
JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#8 Oct 2, 2009
Jennifer,

What are we supposed do? March on City Hall and the federal Building and demand they resign and hold a special election....that's what we should do. Do you actually believe that Homeland Security searched so well that they caught several bombs and terroists from coming into this country, but thousands of tons of drugs are brought into this country every year? There are cops on trial now for running drug rings, probably because they were skimming and ripped of their lawyer, banker and politician bosses. It's ridiculous. The problem, not the solution, is our government and mafia lawyers. The solution is up to the people by getting rid of all of them.
Norma

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Oct 2, 2009
I find it very ironic that the headline is "Heroine is a Growing Problem in St. Louis Area." The article points out an issue that is prevalent in Webster Groves High School. If the issue was unearthed in Vashon, Normandy, or Hazlewood East the school would be specifically named and repeatedly talked about in the headlines.
I also find it hilarious that these "poor children" have to be getting the drugs from Hall Street or East St. Louis, as if they don't have access to them in Webster Groves.
All of our children are faced with issues that are unbelievable at times, but continuing to find ways to divide us will not lead to a solution. The double standard that persists in the media and in St. Louis in general must stop.

“Freedom Czar”

Since: Aug 09

Van down by the river

#10 Oct 2, 2009
JOE THE CITIZEN wrote:
The Defense Department controls heroin production in Afghanistan, the CIA ships it in, and local law enforcement runs the gangs for distribution for the politicians, lawyers and bankers that finance it. Why bother to whine about the problem in an article?
Correct! I told my friends to watch for this as soon as I heard American forces were controlling the drug fields, errr, ummm, yea, protecting it from the Taliban or some sorry excuse they gave, what hog wash!....sigh
Jennifer

United States

#11 Oct 2, 2009
JOE THE CITIZEN wrote:
Jennifer,
What are we supposed do? March on City Hall and the federal Building and demand they resign and hold a special election....that's what we should do. Do you actually believe that Homeland Security searched so well that they caught several bombs and terroists from coming into this country, but thousands of tons of drugs are brought into this country every year? There are cops on trial now for running drug rings, probably because they were skimming and ripped of their lawyer, banker and politician bosses. It's ridiculous. The problem, not the solution, is our government and mafia lawyers. The solution is up to the people by getting rid of all of them.
Joe, I know dang good and well that the police are involved. My sister is a heroin addict, and we tried to have her committed, literally, into drug treatment. When the police showed up to take her in, one of them just threw her drugs in the trash. It's the same one that she had been sleeping with, and that she went to school with. When my nephew was in danger, they police would do nothing. Do you know how many times police were seen coming in and out of her apartment. TONS!!!! They knew what was going on in there, and as long as they had their "hush money" that's all that mattered! So, believe me, I know first-hand how dirty government is!
light

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Oct 3, 2009
Heroine has been a problem in St. Louis for a very long time. I have a true story about my experiences with heroin. However, the people in the city are so selfish, its a pathetic shame. www.drugfreedreams.com . My testimony needs to be told, and walking up to one person at a time is not enough. I need to speak at the boys clubs. Youth ministries. All athletic programs. My heart stopped beating for 11 minutes, after using heroin. www.ididnotknow.no t. Somebody help me release this story to our young men!
JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#14 Oct 4, 2009
I think everyone who responded or read these posts should send the link to the federal Department of Justice. Unfortunately as part of the problem itself, the DOJ will just ignore the government committing crimes as they always do.
Jennifer

United States

#15 Oct 5, 2009
JOE THE CITIZEN wrote:
I think everyone who responded or read these posts should send the link to the federal Department of Justice. Unfortunately as part of the problem itself, the DOJ will just ignore the government committing crimes as they always do.
All sending these to the government will do is give them an excuse to try to use up more tax-payer money. You know it will never work.
JOE THE CITIZEN

United States

#16 Oct 5, 2009
You are correct Jen, it will never work.... but not like you think though. The government and media will ignore everyone and just keep running the drugs. The will claim they don't have the money to investigate; they don't have jurisdiction; or my favorite: There is too much money involved and it's too big so we can't do anything." The government and law enforcement agencies in this country are nothing but criminals.

Nice blogging with you Jen. I sincerely do hope everything turns out all right for your sister, and this somehow gets resolved.
light

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Oct 5, 2009
An article I wrote about crimes.........www.ididnotknow .20fr.com
rob

Mount Vernon, IL

#18 Nov 1, 2009
we are having the same problem with my 19 year old nephew. do you have any advice?
heroinhater

United States

#19 Nov 2, 2009
rob wrote:
we are having the same problem with my 19 year old nephew. do you have any advice?
Intervine and don't stop till he is clean again. I lost my nephew to heroin on july 8th 2007. It is an evil drug. I have 2 teenage kids at home. I spend my life trying to make sure they don't go in that direction. And making sure they grow up to be productive members of society. I talk to them about drugs and alcohol all the time.
light

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Nov 2, 2009
People arent supportive these days. We need to get our minds off our own things, and put it on others. You might not be on drugs, but you parked your vehicle around drug users. Because of being in the environment, you are now a part of the party. Drug users aren't robbing drugs users. They are robbing people who are trying to live peaceful lives. What are we going to do about it? www.drugfreedreams.com
Persecuted Whistleblower

United States

#21 Nov 2, 2009
I love this string of posts. What are we going to do about it? Nothing........ because the government is in control of it and won't allow anything substantial to be done. I could clean it up from a federal level with lots of authority and limited resources, but many of the US's finest outstanding citizens and politicians would be in jail. Won't happen.... they need someone to buy that heroin the US Government is producing in Afghanistan.

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