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Stabbing investigation unearths illegal marijuana and cash in Boston

Published On: 03-10-2017 in Category: addiction, drug trafficking, marijuana

Many cities across the state of Massachusetts with huge ethnic populations have become hotspots for drug trafficking and distribution. In the recent years, there has been a fourfold increase in the number of incidents involving drug abuse, especially heroin, as compared to the remaining states in the U.S. Even marijuana is gradually becoming a statewide treat, apart from other drugs such as cocaine, heroin or prescription medications.

Recently, an investigation into a stabbing incident by the Boston Police Department accidently led to the seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana in the 800 Washington Street neighborhood of Boston. In a gruesome act of stabbing a man, not yet publically identified, in his own apartment at Stuart Street, Daniel Asher, 32, was arrested, which eventually led the police to unearth marijuana and cash worth tens of thousands of dollars from the apartment, splattered all over with blood. Asher was later slapped with additional charges of drug possession and distribution. However, the investigation is still underway.

Drug menace rising in Massachusetts

Studies have shown that those addicted to prescription painkillers often switch to heroin due to economic reasons, as heroin is a street cousin of opioids available at a much lesser cost. In fact, in Massachusetts, heroin abuse is no longer confined to the urban areas, instead, it has moved to the rural communities, wreaking havoc among young adults and teenagers.

Street gangs from all over Massachusetts engage in large-scale distribution of crack cocaine, which also happens to be the primary drug of abuse in the inner-city neighborhoods in the Boston area. Besides, marijuana is another widely abused substance in the region, with high-potency marijuana smuggled from Canada becoming a preferred drug over its Mexican counterpart.

The production, illegal manufacture and widespread distribution of drugs involve several criminal activities that are generally fueled by the widespread addiction to drugs. Since violence is the intrinsic trait of drug trafficking business all over the world, it is important to understand the gravity of the situation and find ways to address the problem by enacting stringent resolutions and legislations.

But unfortunately, in spite of taking rigorous steps such as imposing strict penalties, increasing crackdown on trafficking and spreading the word against the menace of drug abuse through ad campaigns, etc., drug abuse is still rampant in the country.

Leading a drug-free life is possible

Amid rising drug trade in America, there is a sense of urgency from all quarters to deal with the grave situation. If you or your loved one is battling drug addiction, seek medical help immediately. The Boston Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can guide you to the best treatment program that can help you get sober. Chat online with our representative or call us at 857-254-1818 for more information.

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