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Old 02-17-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Parents: we all need to be paying attention to where our kids are, what they are doing, and who they are with.

Drug dealers go where the kids are . . .

DEA: Heroin

Walking through the busy Arboretum shopping center on Providence Road, most people would not believe the Drug Enforcement Agency has identified it as a hot spot for drug dealing.

The head of North Carolina’s branch of the DEA, Bill Baxley, said people are going into heavily trafficked business areas like the Arboretum to buy and sell black tar heroin, a type of heroin from Mexico with a tar --like texture that is growing in popularity among Charlotte’s teens.

Baxley said the locations make sense to the sellers.

“Traffickers aren’t dummies. They want to come to places that they’re not going to stand out,” he said.

The area around the Arboretum isn’t the DEA’s only concern. Officers have also targeted parking lots in the SouthPark area, near South Boulevard and Tyvola, and by Carolina Place Parkway.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Parents: we all need to be paying attention to where our kids are, what they are doing, and who they are with.

Drug dealers go where the kids are . . .

DEA: Heroin

Walking through the busy Arboretum shopping center on Providence Road, most people would not believe the Drug Enforcement Agency has identified it as a hot spot for drug dealing.

The head of North Carolina’s branch of the DEA, Bill Baxley, said people are going into heavily trafficked business areas like the Arboretum to buy and sell black tar heroin, a type of heroin from Mexico with a tar --like texture that is growing in popularity among Charlotte’s teens.

Baxley said the locations make sense to the sellers.

“Traffickers aren’t dummies. They want to come to places that they’re not going to stand out,” he said.

The area around the Arboretum isn’t the DEA’s only concern. Officers have also targeted parking lots in the SouthPark area, near South Boulevard and Tyvola, and by Carolina Place Parkway.
South Charlotte has long been a hotspot for heroin distribution. There have been quite a few home heroin operations quietly busted in neighborhoods like Touchstone, Raintree, and Southgate Commons to name just a few, over the past 6 or 7 years.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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South Charlotte has long been a hotspot for heroin distribution. There have been quite a few home heroin operations quietly busted in neighborhoods like Touchstone, Raintree, and Southgate Commons to name just a few, over the past 6 or 7 years.
Sad situation. I had heard this, too. In fact, we had some posts about S. Charlotte kids and heroin in the last few years . . . I don't have kids in high school now (youngest is out of college) and so I had no idea that heroin was becoming an easily available drug until someone posted about it in the last two or so years.

I don't find it surprising as far as drugs being sold in S. Charlotte, however. Kids with money.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Sad situation. I had heard this, too. In fact, we had some posts about S. Charlotte kids and heroin in the last few years . . . I don't have kids in high school now (youngest is out of college) and so I had no idea that heroin was becoming an easily available drug until someone posted about it in the last two or so years.

I don't find it surprising as far as drugs being sold in S. Charlotte, however. Kids with money.
Yeah. From what I've read, if you graph the relationship between drug use and income you get the classic U. It's high for really poor kids and really rich kids, with less use in the middle.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't find it surprising as far as drugs being sold in S. Charlotte, however. Kids with money.
This. I grew up in a town with two schools, the public one and the private Catholic one. I knew many parents who sent their kids to private school and their reasoning was to keep them away from drugs.

Which I found funny since I knew many kids at the private school took drugs, but just more expensive ones.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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This. I grew up in a town with two schools, the public one and the private Catholic one. I knew many parents who sent their kids to private school and their reasoning was to keep them away from drugs.

Which I found funny since I knew many kids at the private school took drugs, but just more expensive ones.
I wish I could say I hadn't heard this, too.

Teens are gonna experiment. Parent have to do more than notice; they have to be actively involved.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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I wish I could say I hadn't heard this, too.

Teens are gonna experiment. Parent have to do more than notice; they have to be actively involved.
Parents have to stay actively involved. It's happening in middle schools, junior highs and high schools too. Prescription drugs the children are stealing from their parents is a big thing in schools. Parents have to watch their own medication.

When my three were teens I got permission from a rehab center in Gastonia to bring them for a visit. A lady that had been detoxing for 8 weeks agreed to speak with them. She was only 34 years old and had been on alcohol and drugs since she was 13 years old.

Then I contacted Charter Pines when they had the Pineville location. This facility had teen patients confined with drug addiction problems.

I felt like my teens needed to see the other side of addiction. Both trips was well worth my time. It was an eye opening experience even for me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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There's just as much or more drug use in rich neighborhoods as there is in poor....

I hope people aren't naieve about that fact....
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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In my opinion another way for illegal drugs to be transported across state lines is by traveling on the cheaply priced Chinatown, NY to NC buses. I've traveled on it several times. I've observed no bags were checked for contraband or weapons and no police were present during boarding. Even with the recent fatal accidents these buses have been involved in they're still in operation using a different name. I personally know people who still use this mode of transportation. SMH
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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In my opinion another way for illegal drugs to be transported across state lines is by traveling on the cheaply priced Chinatown, NY to NC buses. I've traveled on it several times. I've observed no bags were checked for contraband or weapons and no police were present during boarding. Even with the recent fatal accidents these buses have been involved in they're still in operation using a different name. I personally know people who still use this mode of transportation. SMH

Buses and Rail lines - 2 most popular ways to transport drugs without the Police stopping and doing a legal search.
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