Why Heroin? A Federal Agent Offers an Overview of the Opiate Trade

According to Will Taylor, who works as a special agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration out of Chicago, “traffickers move drugs based on supply and demand, and as a prescription drug habit costs more to get high as tolerance levels increase, a hit of heroin is relatively inexpensive.”

“When they buy a bag of heroin, they have no idea if it is two or three times stepped or what it’s cut with,” he said. “The user never knows what they’re getting. That’s how we get clusters of overdoses. There is no consistency. There is no science to this.”


Source: GreenBayPressGazette.com – August 3, 2012

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