The Heroin Business is Booming in AmericaLast Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017
(Bloomberg, May 11) When many Americans who were addicted to pain medication could no longer get them due to their expense or availability, they turned to the cheaper and highly addictive heroin. Because of that, demand for the illegal opioid has gone through the roof.
In fact, in cities like Cincinnati, the cartels are making so much money drug arrests aren’t really helping the problem.
“Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days,” Detective Brandon Connley told the news service. “There’s always somebody right there to pick back up.”
The cartels are now lacing heroin with fentanyl to make it more addictive, potent and cheaper for them to make. The higher demand and low production expense will probably make this year the most profitable for U.S. heroin dealers. Read more.