Locally, it can cost $6 for a “button” of heroin, less than a six-pack of most beers. Over the last decade, Mexican cartels developed a form of heroin so pure that it doesn’t have to be injected. It can be snorted or swallowed … with even more-deadly results.
The cops can do the best job they can, but it can be like a game of Whac-A-Mole, where you hit one drug peddler only to have another pop up … and another … and another.
What we can do to help is to educate our young people about the dangers of heroin and other drugs, report suspicious activity to the authorities … and watch our kids closely — very closely.