The New Drug Dealers

Published on January 15, 2017 by in Success Stories



Internet drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison in May of last year. If you are unfamiliar with Ross Ulbricht, he was the mastermind behind the online black market known as the Silk Road, a dark net site known for the selling of illegal drugs. While this was a huge accomplishment and blow to the online black market, other such sites have arrived to take its place. It is unfortunate that the drug trade presence on the internet is far from over.

Before there was an ability to purchase drugs on line, it was difficult for those experimenting with drugs to obtain certain drugs. Now with internet access to drug peddlers, a young, curious audience will find that access to harder drugs may be as easy as ordering them online.

Recently in Phoenix, Arizona, the new synthetic drug pink has made it into the city and is already credited with three fatal overdoses. While trying to figure out where the inflow was coming from, investigators discovered the easiest way to obtain pink was through online orders. One only need locate a Chinese website that sells the substance, place the order and receive the package that was praised on the website for its “discreet packaging”.

With pink being reclassified as a Schedule One by the DEA, many administrators knows this will only go so far in addressing the problem. Debbie Moak, Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family  stated that our focus needs to be on prevention. The reason for this is that each time a synthetic drug is criminalized and made illegal, the creators will change its chemical composition generating a newer, not illegal synthetic.

Be a voice in your community. Get educated, then get out drug prevention materials to help others safeguard their children. Call us today for free drug education info or if you need assistance with getting someone into treatment.

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