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Old 01-26-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Issaquah WA
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the only place I regularly see people clearly strung out on something is in north Bellevue. I neither know nor care what they're on. I think it's more of an issue in rural areas well outside of immediate Seattle metro. Seattle has some issues, but I wouldn't place meth at the top. People love to generalize.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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the only place I regularly see people clearly strung out on something is in north Bellevue. I neither know nor care what they're on. I think it's more of an issue in rural areas well outside of immediate Seattle metro. Seattle has some issues, but I wouldn't place meth at the top. People love to generalize.
My neighbor's son set up a meth lab in a foreclosure in Bellevue.
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I knew someone whom had a problem with addiction, he'd go to Auburn to get his meth. He claimed that the rather large operation there were part of the Mexican drug cartels.

But drugs like heroin, crack cocaine and meth are everywhere throughout the city. The most obvious spots are those where homeless, addicts and prostitutes tend to gather such as Pioneer Square and various drug motels on Aurora Ave, but those seem to be the folks whom have hit their bottom pretty hard. If you are really concerned about hard drugs and drug use, then for sure you'll want to avoid those areas. Otherwise, there's no fool-proof predictor.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:10 PM
 
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No, that caller is correct. There is a huge meth problem in Seattle, especially in apartments and rental homes. I wish it weren't true, but it is. It's pretty bad everywhere. People will try to deny this, but it's all true. If you know what to look for, you'll find that it's just about everywhere here, with some areas thicker with it than others.

I think the economy is to blame. This city seems to consist of many service level jobs that pay very little on the low end, fewer mid-tier jobs that pay well, and just a handful of high paying positions at the top. It's enticed people into illegal drug manufacture to stay afloat and/or as a way to bring in supplemental income to allow them to pursue higher levels of consumerism to not feel like a failure in life. The incoming Latino class bringing in raw materials for said production doesn't help, either.

Beware of apartment buildings and rental homes here. Specifically it's the staff--property managers are the worst! Many buildings, especially the newer ones, are money laundering drug fronts. If you don't believe me, educate yourself on the odors associated with production and tour as many apartment buildings and rental homes as you can. Your jaw will drop. It's almost all of them.

I'm not crazy, I'm not a forum troll spewing conspiracy theories. I know what I'm talking about. This is really happening here. Open your eyes. Either you have no clue about smells or behaviors around you (look for the bad smells, wide black eyes or glassy blues, and staccato speech, folks), or you're gaslighting because I'm describing you. For the no clue folks, I envy your innocence. The black eyed robot coalition is alive and well networked here. From what I've personally experienced, I'd say 85% of the food service folks are hooked, almost all apartment managers and staff are hooked, and about 60% of all retail workers are. It's being produced in housing, restaurants, stores, cafes, pharmacies, and hotels during and after business hours, and patrons are just expected to put up with it like secondhand smoke in the '70s. It's killing people and the housing and water supplies.

I'm moving this week to escape yet another methed out apartment building. This is a tough town if you don't own your home. I'm giving it one more shot and if it's 0 for 10 here in toxic leaseland, I'm leaving for another city where hopefully it's not as bad.

Now maybe I'm just the queen of bad luck...but I know it's a density issue.

Good luck, newbies! You'll need it...
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:19 PM
 
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No, that caller is correct. There is a huge meth problem in Seattle, especially in apartments and rental homes. I wish it weren't true, but it is. It's pretty bad everywhere. People will try to deny this, but it's all true. If you know what to look for, you'll find that it's just about everywhere here, with some areas thicker with it than others.

I think the economy is to blame. This city seems to consist of many service level jobs that pay very little on the low end, fewer mid-tier jobs that pay well, and just a handful of high paying positions at the top. It's enticed people into illegal drug manufacture to stay afloat and/or as a way to bring in supplemental income to allow them to pursue higher levels of consumerism to not feel like a failure in life. The incoming Latino class bringing in raw materials for said production doesn't help, either.

Beware of apartment buildings and rental homes here. Specifically it's the staff--property managers are the worst! Many buildings, especially the newer ones, are money laundering drug fronts. If you don't believe me, educate yourself on the odors associated with production and tour as many apartment buildings and rental homes as you can. Your jaw will drop. It's almost all of them.

I'm not crazy, I'm not a forum troll spewing conspiracy theories. I know what I'm talking about. This is really happening here. Open your eyes. Either you have no clue about smells or behaviors around you (look for the bad smells, wide black eyes or glassy blues, and staccato speech, folks), or you're gaslighting because I'm describing you. For the no clue folks, I envy your innocence. The black eyed robot coalition is alive and well networked here. From what I've personally experienced, I'd say 85% of the food service folks are hooked, almost all apartment managers and staff are hooked, and about 60% of all retail workers are. It's being produced in housing, restaurants, stores, cafes, pharmacies, and hotels during and after business hours, and patrons are just expected to put up with it like secondhand smoke in the '70s. It's killing people and the housing and water supplies.

I'm moving this week to escape yet another methed out apartment building. This is a tough town if you don't own your home. I'm giving it one more shot and if it's 0 for 10 here in toxic leaseland, I'm leaving for another city where hopefully it's not as bad.

Now maybe I'm just the queen of bad luck...but I know it's a density issue.

Good luck, newbies! You'll need it...
Wow.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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Also, in terms of areas that I've experienced this: Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne, Ballard, Interbay, Belltown, Downtown, Cap Hill, First Hill, Northgate, Redmond, Kirkland).

And, no I'm not on drugs. Once you live above and below these things (meth labs), you'll sadly get to know all of the smells associated with this blight on humanity.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: West Seattle
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I live in a rental home. I hope I'm not on meth
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