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Old 01-13-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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Drugs....and Ft.Lauderdale....similar to Miami's?
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Hanahan, SC
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Drugs are a problem from Miami up to West Palm. Lots of Coke lots of Crackheads. It's a shame. I worked in the Bar scene in ft lauderdale for a while and cocaine was rampant. Now that I think about it coke was easier to get than marijuana.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale,FL
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Nothing has changed.... Its still the same as the early 90's were and maybe even worse. Key west to Jax. Florida is the gateway to the U.S. for illegal narcotics especially the east coast.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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Is METH making it's way into southern Florida? Or when a lot of crack and coke is around, it doesn't make inroads?

Also would anyone say southern Florida is the same, or worse for drugs than southern California?
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Its hard to say. Miami has been known as the cocaine gateway to America for decades. We had drug wars here between the Colombians and Cubans for control of the cocaine industry in the late 70's and early 80's. Something like 90% of cocaine imported into the U.S. was through Miami. I believe Miami is still the largest entry point into the U.S.

Meth tends to be more popular in predominantly white Southern towns and cities further north and in the Southeast and/or Southwest. It tends to be more of a redneck drug. California is more known for marijuana due to its lax laws for growers and proximity to Mexico where it is imported from across the border.

I also do not think things are as bad as they were in the late 70's and early 80's. Cocaine was in its golden age back then. It is still prevalent, but there are not these violent drug wards today like we saw back then. Also, crack cocaine use has gone way down since the 80's.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Lauderdale a city at the bottom crime drugs yea, we gotem....
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Go to any inner city in America and you'll find drugs are rampant. Fort Lauderdale is not unique in this regard.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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Go to any inner city in America and you'll find drugs are rampant. Fort Lauderdale is not unique in this regard.
Correct, I am now in a small town in outside of St Louis, people dieing from heroin and crystal meth at an alarming rate.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Go to some small midwest dump town and everyone is popping prescription pills, sad as heck. It is to the point that is the only reason people associate, to see where to get some, that means you are out of the social circle if you are not into it.

Just from my experience and feeling (i.e. no statistics), I think per capita drug abuse is less in cities than in rural settings.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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I don't think rural areas or cities are less than one another. I think the types of drugs being abused are different. Cocaine seems to be very prevalent in Miami, but it also is prevalent in Southern cities and towns. I know a lot of redneck types in Central FL do cocaine.

Meth seems to be more of a rural, small town drug. Places like those midwest dumps are hot spots for Meth use and OxyContin.

Marijuana is prevalent everywhere, but seems to be the most popular in California and more liberal states in the Northeast.
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