Articles, Blog

Ohio County Becomes Epicenter Of Opioid Epidemic | MSNBC

December 28, 2019


>>>WE ARE BACK NOW WITH A DEEP
DIVE INTO ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS CRISES FACING PEOPLE IN
THIS COUNTRY. OVERDOSES.
NOW THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 50.
MORE PEOPLE DIE FROM THAT THAN CAR CRASHES, HIV OR GUN DEATHS.
THIS WEEK, MSNBC JACOB TAKES YOU TO THE CENTER OF WHERE IT’S ALL
HAPPENING IN HIS THREE-PART SERIES.
ONE NATION OVERDOSED. HE JOINS ME NOW.
JACOB, A LOT TO TALK ABOUT HERE.>>YEAH, HALLIE, THAT EPICENTER
IS OHIO. OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE ON TRACK
FOR 10,000 OVERDOSE DEATHS THIS YEAR.
THAT IS HIGHER THAN THE TOTAL FOR THE ENTIRE NATION IN 1990.
THEY BLAME A NEW DRUG THAT IS SO POWERFUL, YOU CAN DIE JUST BY
TOUCHING IT. DAYTON, OHIO.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS BUILT THEIR FIRST AIRPLANES HERE AND CHANGED
AMERICA FOREVER. TODAY THE CITY IS AT THE CENTER
A DEADLY ONE SWEEPING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THE DEPUTY SAID THERE WAS A CAR ACCIDENT HERE AND THEY TOOK ONE
PERSON OUT OF THE VEHICLE WHO HAD 1,000 YARD STARE AND OUT OF
IT AND NOW HE’S IN THE BACK OF THE AMBULANCE HERE.
LITERALLY JUST WALKED IN TO CASH A CHECK AND YOUR BROTHER HAD
GONE AND TOLD THE PARAMEDIC HE WAS ON FENERAL.
WHAT DID HE LOOK LIKE? >>HIS EYES WERE GLOSSY.
COULD BARELY OPEN THEM. >>WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU?
>>HE SAID HE LOVES ME. >>WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM?
>>I LOVE YOU, TOO. >>WHAT IS IT LIKE TO GO THROUGH
THIS? HELL.
HELL. EVERY DAY IT IS HELL.
>>Reporter: OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS FENTANYL A SYNTHETIC
OPIOID HAS BEEN FLOODING INTO PLACES LIKE HERE.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO. WHERE THE OVERDOSE DEATH RATE
HAS BEEN SKY ROCKETING. THROUGH JUST MAY, OVERDOSE
DEATHS IN THE COUNTY ALMOST HIT LAST YEAR’S TOTAL.
AND OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THIS YEAR’S FINAL NUMBERS WILL DOUBLE
THAT. >>WE’RE ON A PACE TO HAVE 800
PEOPLE DIE THIS YEAR DUE TO OVERDOSE IN OUR COUNTY.
PER CAP TAW WE LOST ALL OF OUR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.
IT’S DRIVEN BY THE LOSS OF A GOOD JOB.
PEOPLE I THINK THEY’RE DEPRESSED AND SELF-MEDICATING.
>>Reporter: PRESCRIPTION PAIN PILLS INCLUDING OXYCONTIN.
AND IN THEIR PLACE CAME HEROIN FROM MEXICO.
CHEAPER AND MORE POWERFUL. THEN A COUPLE YEARS AGO,
TRAFFICKERS BEGAN MIXING FENTANYL INTO THE HEROIN.
AND FENTANYL IS BY FAR THE MOST FATAL DRUG OF ABUSE AMERICA HAS
EVER SEEN. YOU LIVE AROUND HERE?
YOU SAID YOU HAVE A NICKNAME FOR THIS STREET.
>>MORGUE AVENUE. NOT MORGAN.
MORGUE AVENUE. >>WHICH HOUSES HAVE PEOPLE DIED
IN? >>WHICH HOUSES HAVE PEOPLE NOT
DIED IN. >>REALLY.
>>REALLY. I LIVED HERE FOR ABOUT FIVE
YEARS AND IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, IT’S UNREAL.
I MEAN, IN 47 MINUTES THERE WAS ALREADY NINE DEATHS.
>>IN 47 MINUTES. PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM WHAT?
>>DRUGS. >>AS THE DEATH RATE SKYROCKETS
THE BODIES COME TO DR. KENT HARSHBARGER WHO PERFORMS TESTS
TO DETECT TWO DOZEN VILES. THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL THE
COOLER. >>THIS IS OUR MAIN COOLER.
>>WHEN DID THE BODIES ALL AROUND US COME IN HERE?
>>OVER THE LAST 24 TO 48 HOURS.>>AND EVERY, EVERY DAY BODIES
ARE CYCLING THROUGH HERE? >>CORRECT.
THESE TRAYS WILL MOSTLY BE FULL BY TONIGHT.
>>WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF THE BODIES THAT ARE IN HERE RIGHT
NOW THAT ARE OVERDOSE DEATHS FROM HEROIN OR FENTANYL.
>>AVERAGING 60% TO 70% OF THE CASES ARE OVERDOSE.
>>70% OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM PROBABLY DIED OF FENTANYL?
>>THAT’S CORRECT. >>IF YOU CAN EXTRAPPIALATE FROM
THE NUMBERS YOU SEE HERE, HOW MANY PEOPLE ACROSS OHIO ARE
GOING TO BE KILLED BY FENTANYL THIS YEAR?
>>WE’RE ESTIMATING ABOUT 2,000 OVERDOSES THIS YEAR.
IF THAT CONTINUES. THAT’S ABOUT 10,000 FOR THE
STATE OR MORE. >>HOW IS THAT NOT A MASS
CASUALTY EVENT? THAT IS MULTIPLES OF 9/11.
>>IT IS A MASS CASUALTY. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN SOME
KIND OF MASS CASUALTY EVENT IN ANY OTHER FORM.
JUST AST A MEDICAL EVENT. >>A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
>>I BELIEVE SO. IT NEEDS TO BE RECOGNIZED THAT
WAY TO BRING SOME FEDERAL ASSETS TO HELP US.
>>HALLIE, DOCTORS IN THAT MORGUE ARE JUST ABSOLUTELY
EXHAUSTED. THE CORONER WANTS THE FEDERAL
AND STATE GOVERNMENT TO DECLARE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY THERE AND
SEND SUPPORT TO HELP MANAGE THE DAILY DEATH TOLL.
UNLESS DRUGS ARE TAKEN OFF THE STREET, THAT DEATH TOLL WILL NOT
GO DOWN. YOU’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THAT
RIGHT NOW. FROM WHERE AND WHY THOSE DRUGS
ARE FLOWING INTO DAYTON AND THE COPS TASKED WITH TAKING IT OFF
THE STREETS EVERY SINGLE DAY. >>JAKE WITH THAT DISTURBING
STORY FOR US. HE WILL JOIN US HERE ON THIS
PROGRAM FOR THE SECOND

100 Comments

  • Reply Licarol Jones October 29, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Aww poor whites lock these junkies up like you did blacks in the crack epidemic ,,lol. I have no sympathy for these junkies

  • Reply CreatorOwned October 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    White On White crime…I love it! But don't worry, unlike the Crack epidemic, the mainstream media won't touch this. It puts white folks in a negative light. Can't have that in a system of white supremacy, now can we? Unlike the Crack epidemic, that was put in the Black community by the CIA. You whites don't go to jail for your Heroin/Opioid addictions and they rolled out the rehabilitation centers for you. Well, ain't that nice. As we know, there's no such thing as white privilege, oh no, that doesn't exist. Now, how does it feel to be dying in large numbers, as someone else makes money off of your dead. This isn't good for the white community who already have a LOW birthrate. There will be more deaths, she's coming for you Europeans, her name is KARMA!

  • Reply ev dallas October 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Id hate to live in that wretched state

  • Reply ev dallas October 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Cremeate em in a big pit

  • Reply Mark Ortleb October 31, 2017 at 3:31 am

    The solution is to legalize all drugs.

  • Reply Leonard Bosley November 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    The reporters are only exploiting peoples PAIN! Thank You Yahweh In The Name Of Yeshua.

  • Reply Lelan Powell November 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I don't feel bad at all.

  • Reply Robotic Cynic November 20, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    You know what, America's drug problem becomes a problem when it hits the whites man's neighborhoods. Minorities are considered to be less than human and assumed to be druggies. This problem has been happening for years and no one wants to solve the problem. These individuals that think Donald Trump has their best interest are clearly mistaken. He doesn't care about you white lower/middle class people (unless it means a tax cut for Trump family). The ones who did voting for Trump, l'm laughing at every single one of you of your own stupidity and cult-like blind faith towards our Divider in Chief of solving our problems because he's not black man (like our President Obama).

  • Reply a century of black music November 27, 2017 at 4:26 am

    lol

  • Reply Mary Thompson November 30, 2017 at 1:12 am

    GEE WHIZ!!! LET THEM GO!! THIS IS A SELFISH DEMON!!!

  • Reply Ashley Wallace December 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Bombshell: Obama & DEA Complicit In Opioid Epidemic
    Your government is actively working against you. Thanks Obama.
    https://youtu.be/rCegj5JNq4U

  • Reply Drew Bonsall December 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Death to herione dealers

  • Reply Joan Berry December 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This epidemic is heartbreaking!

  • Reply Bill Fix December 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Any foreign country that has occupied Afghanistan the covert agency of that government has taken control of the poppy production. Some current occupiers USSR from the late 70's to the mid 80's. The KGB was thought to be responsible for massive heron epidemics in the USSR. Current occupiers USA and you can bet the farm that the CIA is selling this death to your children.

  • Reply The Loose Moose December 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

    They don't need government money to "help" THEY NEED TO BAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY FROM SELLING THE POISON ! they are legal drug dealers who are killing Americans in genocidal numbers….

  • Reply Robert Hudson January 2, 2018 at 12:32 am

    They should drop opioids on America like they dropped napalm on Vietnam.

  • Reply Rob Ashton January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    This whole thing is a symptom of something much deeper than mere drugs. People fall in love with drugs like heroin because they fill a howling, gaping void in their lives, in their souls. There is something very wrong with a country when so many of it's citizens feel the need to escape their everyday lives the way Americans are at the moment. People have started to understand that the game isn't straight, that no amount of hard work and determination, or prayers and Jesus is going to make a difference. They have started to see the lies their country is built on, and they really aren't comfortable with it.
    Blaming this "epidemic" on doctors for prescribing these drugs is missing the point.

  • Reply Joey Kelly 01 January 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I cried when that guys started crying it hurts me to see others people in pain because of drugs

  • Reply Original Woman January 12, 2018 at 3:05 am

    That's what they get! Lol. KARMA.

  • Reply Richie Schneider January 16, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Fentanyl is definitely not a "new drug" like the guy said in the beginning of this video.

  • Reply Linda Martínez January 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve never been addicted to anything, no one in my family is addicted, but to keep it safe I always refuse opioids and just take Tylenol or ibuprofen even for my Csection and a broken arm

  • Reply Rick Halverson January 28, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Obama will go down in history as the opioid President.
    PBS just reported that doctors and drug companies admit that the opioid epedemic exploded under obamacare.
    Good thing President Trump saw what was happening and declared a war on these drugs being misused under Obama's guidance. Changes are happening under President Trump. Many many good things.

  • Reply Chuck D January 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Fakes News white people dying from opioid addiction is a national epidemic , whatever happened to the personal responsibility crowd? That's all you heard during the crack epidemic , just say no to drugs what's the big deal?

  • Reply Chuck D January 28, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Why aren't the police locking up opioid users and drug dealers like they did crack users and dealers? Houston we have a problem Little Johnny and Susie are addicted to drugs.

  • Reply Scrubb White February 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    More government DEA and CDC propaganda. People are dying from heroin and fentanyl. So much disinformation on prescription medication. Adults do substances because it fills a need. Children stray off the path of reason because they are too young to know what to do in life. DEA is a shadow government anymore. Good medical practice is being impeded by them constantly. DEA and CDC both work in tandem. DEA has not stopped heroin from being smuggled in the country since it was created in 1973. What a joke. Now they go after doctors since they can't stop the people from what they want – a little relief from the struggles of life.It didn't happen during the 1920's prohibition (look what crime that created) and it won't stop now. This is America and you should be able to call your own shots when it come to relief from pain.

  • Reply phuck y'all February 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

    White people cannot control their urges for drugs.

  • Reply Erik Wilson February 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    OMG…..this cannot be the America I know….Terrifyingly frightening…OMG…Unbelievable….

  • Reply richard wilmot Ph.D February 16, 2018 at 1:40 am

    In 1805 a 20 year-old English youth purchased laudanum (tincture of opium) for a toothache:
    I took it in an hour, O heavens! What a revival! What a resurrection from the lowest depth of inner spirit! What an apocalypse of the world within me. That my pains had vanished was now a trifle in my eyes: this negative effect was swallowed up in (the immensity of those positive effects, which had opened up before me, in the abyss of divine enjoyment suddenly revealed. Here was a panacea… for all human woes: here was the secret of happiness, about which philosophers had disputed for so many ages, at once discovered; happiness might be bought for a penny, and carried in a pint-bottle: and piece of mind could be sent down by the mail. (P. 179, Confessions of An English Opium Eater, De Quincy, 1907)

    Addiction as a Misunderstanding
    https://www.ecronicon.com/ecne/pdf/ECNE-10-00289.pdf
    There is nothing to fear about drugs accept fear itself. Just say KNOW to drugs:
    http://www.amazon.com/American-Euphoria-Saying-Drugs-ebook/dp/B0053ZH1PY

  • Reply highlandsh February 16, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Just examined this website and the rate fell off quite a bit in the second half of last year. That is small comfort http://www.phdmc.org/coat/158-accidental-overdose-death-totals

  • Reply robert ward February 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Why is it Ohio has so many people on heroin, I would of said some where like New York or Florida or Detroit.
    Switzerland had a big problem with heroin so they started to give heroin to people who had a problem with it, now them people are working and the crime rate has dropped, no more prostitution and shop lifting, with people who are on heroin they will sell there mum and dad to get that fix.
    I had a problem with heroin for 10 years and I was lucky to come of it, my friend has naltrexone they put it in your body so if you take heroin or any opiates they will not work it will just make you feel sick, he was in court for breaking in house and the judge said it's got to stay in his body for 1 year, I think it's a good idea.

  • Reply Brian Williams March 12, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Please look at this project on the drug epidemic. I am a filmmaker from Youngstown, Ohio https://youtu.be/gCBOX-JaTLs

  • Reply 2000Betelgeuse March 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Nobody says the real reason, lack of family support, very high divorce rates and a sold out government that allows any drug to be legally sold by big pharma

  • Reply Zulfikar Egzikutor March 25, 2018 at 3:43 am

    5 billion for Ebola but no money for opioid epidemic?

  • Reply Luther Henry March 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    opioid epidemic in Ohio. I can relate to that. being that I took a look at Jim Jordan he explains the crisis. he's too busy meddling in other folks affairs. and forgetting about his constituent

  • Reply HEBREW HISTORY CHANNEL April 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Sad, I hope everyone gets better

  • Reply Michael Wagner April 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Does anybody have any heroin I could use some right now watching this

  • Reply Inquisitor Christopher April 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Goodbye Ohio.

  • Reply JSOMERSET994 JSOMERSET994 April 12, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    let em burn ..they flew ..now crash! why spend a hundred thousand dollars on one worthless junkie! broadcast every death let them scarecrow the would be users!

  • Reply Matthew Eitzman April 14, 2018 at 4:32 am

    Legalize fentanyl and tax it.

  • Reply 1Adam12 April 18, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I live in Ohio County this is a county in Ohio.

  • Reply Joseph Theclown April 19, 2018 at 4:01 am

    We need to end the drug war NOW it’s makes drugs more dangerous & it’s creates a billion dollar market for terrorist organizations & Mexican cartels street gangs they all thrive & depend on our drug laws yes they are harsh but that has NOT deterred any of them when the possibility of making huge amounts of money is on the table they will risk it every time opium is grown in the Middle East Afghanistan & Mexico yes the same country we’ve long invaded & had controlled is the biggest producer of opium poppy once we invaded Iraq Purdue pharma exploited doctors & gave incentives to prescribe oxycontin for EVERYTHING that started it we cracked down & to fill the void heroin grew & terrorist depend on their drug money to finance terrorism & drug cartels depend on it to amass wealth who pays in the end the tax payer the average Americans cause at the same time our kids are dying we pay large sums of money to house the dealers with our draconian us drug sentencing yes we pay there medical expenses food nice plasma TVs to watch yeah we pay all that our drug laws are a JOKE they make drugs more dangerous because producers make the highest purity so they can stretch profits just like prohibition you only saw MOONSHINE you didn’t see beer just high purity liquor that drug industry is the same way & actually the demand for opioids is so high cartels are having a hard time meeting them & not enough opium poppy is produced so they out source & buy illicit fentanyl from China to meet the demand & now hundreds & thousands of Americans are dying with no end in site our pharmaceutical industry started the epidemic FACT that’s a FACT OxyContin opana Vicodin Percocet yes Purdue pharma explores doctors told them OxyContin was NOT dangerous & gave incentives to prescribe it for ANY ailment yea hey were caught but paid a small fund compared to profits & right now continue buisness on a smaller scale buying up politicians with campaign donations to do their bidding our whole system is a joke our government & politicians are bought mindless pawns & we pay the price with our kids lives it’s all a scam here you addicted here’s some methadone it’s 10x harder to get off of them heroin yeah they only do this so they can claim to have ethics but they don’t if we stopped the drug war & decriminalized drugs & found a way to sell them to the people who need them we could profit & stop terrorism groups we could stop cartels & dangerous street gangs because they all depend on drug revenue to survive if we legalized they immediately couldn’t make money & everyone would better off because if its not obvious now people are gonna do drugs regardless drug use has gone up & the purity has quadrupled & at the same time cartels have expanded drugs are in every city of every state & guess what yes there also in walled over razor wire prisons HA we can’t even keep drugs out of our prisons & these drugs are unregulated & the purity unknown making them massively more dangerous if we regulated at least addicts would have safe work & harm reduction & the appeal of drug use would go down it wouldn’t be cool anymore just like prohibition was stopped alcohol purity went down we have beer ECT & yes people drink some are alcoholics but right now drug dealers they don’t ID ANYONE can buy ending the drug war makes our society safer & better cause people are gonna use that A FACT criminals will meet the demand FACT get a clue & demand the end of the drug war stop cartels gangs & terrorists immediately they all depend on drugs to be illegal to survive let’s save our kids lets be better people we shouldn’t lock someone away because they wanna put a substance in their body no they need help not prison prison never works people come out worse crime would go down in our country also EVERYTHING ABOUT ENDING THE FAILED DRUG WAR IS GOOD THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ITS A TAX DRAIN…

  • Reply Joseph Theclown April 19, 2018 at 4:01 am

    We need to end the drug war NOW it’s makes drugs more dangerous & it’s creates a billion dollar market for terrorist organizations & Mexican cartels street gangs they all thrive & depend on our drug laws yes they are harsh but that has NOT deterred any of them when the possibility of making huge amounts of money is on the table they will risk it every time opium is grown in the Middle East Afghanistan & Mexico yes the same country we’ve long invaded & had controlled is the biggest producer of opium poppy once we invaded Iraq Purdue pharma exploited doctors & gave incentives to prescribe oxycontin for EVERYTHING that started it we cracked down & to fill the void heroin grew & terrorist depend on their drug money to finance terrorism & drug cartels depend on it to amass wealth who pays in the end the tax payer the average Americans cause at the same time our kids are dying we pay large sums of money to house the dealers with our draconian us drug sentencing yes we pay there medical expenses food nice plasma TVs to watch yeah we pay all that our drug laws are a JOKE they make drugs more dangerous because producers make the highest purity so they can stretch profits just like prohibition you only saw MOONSHINE you didn’t see beer just high purity liquor that drug industry is the same way & actually the demand for opioids is so high cartels are having a hard time meeting them & not enough opium poppy is produced so they out source & buy illicit fentanyl from China to meet the demand & now hundreds & thousands of Americans are dying with no end in site our pharmaceutical industry started the epidemic FACT that’s a FACT OxyContin opana Vicodin Percocet yes Purdue pharma explores doctors told them OxyContin was NOT dangerous & gave incentives to prescribe it for ANY ailment yea hey were caught but paid a small fund compared to profits & right now continue buisness on a smaller scale buying up politicians with campaign donations to do their bidding our whole system is a joke our government & politicians are bought mindless pawns & we pay the price with our kids lives it’s all a scam here you addicted here’s some methadone it’s 10x harder to get off of them heroin yeah they only do this so they can claim to have ethics but they don’t if we stopped the drug war & decriminalized drugs & found a way to sell them to the people who need them we could profit & stop terrorism groups we could stop cartels & dangerous street gangs because they all depend on drug revenue to survive if we legalized they immediately couldn’t make money & everyone would better off because if its not obvious now people are gonna do drugs regardless drug use has gone up & the purity has quadrupled & at the same time cartels have expanded drugs are in every city of every state & guess what yes there also in walled over razor wire prisons HA we can’t even keep drugs out of our prisons & these drugs are unregulated & the purity unknown making them massively more dangerous if we regulated at least addicts would have safe work & harm reduction & the appeal of drug use would go down it wouldn’t be cool anymore just like prohibition was stopped alcohol purity went down we have beer ECT & yes people drink some are alcoholics but right now drug dealers they don’t ID ANYONE can buy ending the drug war makes our society safer & better cause people are gonna use that A FACT criminals will meet the demand FACT get a clue & demand the end of the drug war stop cartels gangs & terrorists immediately they all depend on drugs to be illegal to survive let’s save our kids lets be better people we shouldn’t lock someone away because they wanna put a substance in their body no they need help not prison prison never works people come out worse crime would go down in our country also EVERYTHING ABOUT ENDING THE FAILED DRUG WAR IS GOOD THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ITS A TAX DRAIN…

  • Reply Joseph Theclown April 19, 2018 at 4:01 am

    We need to end the drug war NOW it’s makes drugs more dangerous & it’s creates a billion dollar market for terrorist organizations & Mexican cartels street gangs they all thrive & depend on our drug laws yes they are harsh but that has NOT deterred any of them when the possibility of making huge amounts of money is on the table they will risk it every time opium is grown in the Middle East Afghanistan & Mexico yes the same country we’ve long invaded & had controlled is the biggest producer of opium poppy once we invaded Iraq Purdue pharma exploited doctors & gave incentives to prescribe oxycontin for EVERYTHING that started it we cracked down & to fill the void heroin grew & terrorist depend on their drug money to finance terrorism & drug cartels depend on it to amass wealth who pays in the end the tax payer the average Americans cause at the same time our kids are dying we pay large sums of money to house the dealers with our draconian us drug sentencing yes we pay there medical expenses food nice plasma TVs to watch yeah we pay all that our drug laws are a JOKE they make drugs more dangerous because producers make the highest purity so they can stretch profits just like prohibition you only saw MOONSHINE you didn’t see beer just high purity liquor that drug industry is the same way & actually the demand for opioids is so high cartels are having a hard time meeting them & not enough opium poppy is produced so they out source & buy illicit fentanyl from China to meet the demand & now hundreds & thousands of Americans are dying with no end in site our pharmaceutical industry started the epidemic FACT that’s a FACT OxyContin opana Vicodin Percocet yes Purdue pharma explores doctors told them OxyContin was NOT dangerous & gave incentives to prescribe it for ANY ailment yea hey were caught but paid a small fund compared to profits & right now continue buisness on a smaller scale buying up politicians with campaign donations to do their bidding our whole system is a joke our government & politicians are bought mindless pawns & we pay the price with our kids lives it’s all a scam here you addicted here’s some methadone it’s 10x harder to get off of them heroin yeah they only do this so they can claim to have ethics but they don’t if we stopped the drug war & decriminalized drugs & found a way to sell them to the people who need them we could profit & stop terrorism groups we could stop cartels & dangerous street gangs because they all depend on drug revenue to survive if we legalized they immediately couldn’t make money & everyone would better off because if its not obvious now people are gonna do drugs regardless drug use has gone up & the purity has quadrupled & at the same time cartels have expanded drugs are in every city of every state & guess what yes there also in walled over razor wire prisons HA we can’t even keep drugs out of our prisons & these drugs are unregulated & the purity unknown making them massively more dangerous if we regulated at least addicts would have safe work & harm reduction & the appeal of drug use would go down it wouldn’t be cool anymore just like prohibition was stopped alcohol purity went down we have beer ECT & yes people drink some are alcoholics but right now drug dealers they don’t ID ANYONE can buy ending the drug war makes our society safer & better cause people are gonna use that A FACT criminals will meet the demand FACT get a clue & demand the end of the drug war stop cartels gangs & terrorists immediately they all depend on drugs to be illegal to survive let’s save our kids lets be better people we shouldn’t lock someone away because they wanna put a substance in their body no they need help not prison prison never works people come out worse crime would go down in our country also EVERYTHING ABOUT ENDING THE FAILED DRUG WAR IS GOOD THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ITS A TAX DRAIN…

  • Reply DLX Infinite April 19, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Scab of a nation gone insane.

  • Reply Macon Mobile Co. LLC April 24, 2018 at 1:50 am

    90 percent white people smh

  • Reply Edward Norton May 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    They need to bring in the Syrian refugees to re-populate this area.

  • Reply Jason St-Coeur May 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Whats a "cryseas" ?

  • Reply mikebtko May 8, 2018 at 1:32 am

    The Pineal Gland is a real force of Nature. That's why drinking, drugs and calcification of this gland is so heavily promoted. I don't indulge in any of these. Once you see you can't unsee. And you never want to bury your head in the sand again…

  • Reply Rick smith May 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    good 10000 bum gone bye

  • Reply Ivan Delabanque May 12, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    What % is white.99%….

  • Reply romans8910 June 4, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Taking off the street will not work and we know this because it has been tried over and over. We need to help the ones using now!no matter how many times they need help. Many, many who use are avoiding withdrawal symptoms. Maybe offer IV sedation withdrawal and longer stays, 30 days is not enough to treat the addiction. If we keep trying the same thing again and again, it does not work so try something else. Going after the dealers and longer terms in prison will end up costing taxpayers to keep them in prison. The funds trump set aside are still in the bank and are not helping anyone. Use the funds where it is needed and put the drug dealers out of business. Use it where it will do something good for once.
    We also need to look at other addictions like morbid obesity cuz food can be an addiction and is costing billions in health care and millions of deaths from obesity and related deaths from heart, stroke or type 2 diabetes and that is just a few. Most are on disability and need full time help. This also effects the work force and the need for special medical services.
    The homeless cost millions of like obesity. Human trafficking makes billions of dollars per year and in my opinion needs help more than that stupid WALL. Spend my tax dollars to help our country really stop all of these.

  • Reply LLIP DER June 15, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    One can only imagine how addictive that stuff is.

  • Reply Old Fashion Mommy June 20, 2018 at 2:42 am

    WELL SIR. IVE WENT ALL THROUGH THIS SECTION AND ALL IM SEEN IS A BUNCH OF BLACK AMERICANS SCREAMING RACIST COMMENTS. IM SO ANGRY. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE WHITE AMERICANS. BOY I TELL YOU WHAT IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNW THE TRUTH JUMP IN ON YOUTUBE YOULL FIND OUT THE RACIST ONES. CONSTANT FROM BLACK AMERICANS RACIST COMMENTS. IM SORRY GUYS BUT I CANT HELP THE FACT THAT I SEE WAY MORE NASTY COMMENTS FROM YOU GUYS THAN ANYONE ELSE. ILL STUDY THE SECTION HARD TO AND IT YALL START IT SEEMS LIKE. JUST STOP. CANT YOU JUST ALL STOP. EVERY FREAKING COLOR. PURPLE, PINK. ETC. I GET OF HEARING IT. SOME OF WOULD LIKE SME PIECE FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. CNT YOU JUST B POSITIVE. IM BEGANNING TO THINK THIS RACIST THING IS AN ATTENTION THING. JUST STOP. SOME OF US WANT PIECE. TAKE THE TIME OUT IN FUTURE TO NOTICE WHO STIRS POTS FIRST. IFNORE THEM. WHAT YALL WANT. DOES ALL THE WORKD LIKE ARGUEING. BOTH RACES. JUST STOP. SHUTTTT UPPPPP. LET ME LIVE IN PIECE.

  • Reply Old Fashion Mommy June 20, 2018 at 2:48 am

    AND WHO GIVES A CRAP THAT I SPELLED ANYTHING WRONG. SO DONT GO THERE. WHO CARES WHEN WE GOT THE FREAKING WORLD FALLING APART RIGHT OUR EYES BC WE CANT JUST SHUTTTT UPPP. AND LOVE OTHERS. BRAVO BRAVOOOOO. WILL ALL THIS MATTER WHEN GOD COMES BACK. HE AINT GOING TO WAIT ON EVERYBODY TO GET ALONG RIGHT QUICK. ALL THE LOVEING BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS GOING TO FLY RIGHT ON UP OVER PEOPLES HEAD. WILL IT REALLY MATTER THEN. DAG ON SHAME. MY YOUNGENS SEEN THESE COMMENTS AND ALL CONFUSED AND UPSET. THIS WORLDS HEARTS SO CALLOUS. JUSTTTTT STOPPPPP.

  • Reply Jason Johnson July 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    It is definitely horrible around here,I live in Dayton Ohio, same place this video is about. I have had more than a few close friends die.people are dying everyday here,every hour.its very bad!!!and its different than when I was young,in that teenagers and just young people are skipping the drinking and marijuana altogether and go straight to heroin ,and or fentynal.problem is they don't know what there getting.they think it's a normal dose there taking when it's actually a hundred times more potent.something that leads to over dose,s or in many case,s death!!!.

  • Reply Mickey Lee Bluebird July 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Wow, I just read through the comments. I hate this type of divisive talk. Do not fall for it. It's what TPTB want. They want us to be divided just like the devil wants. I won't do it or be a part of it. This needs to stop. We are all human beings.

  • Reply whoo else July 26, 2018 at 2:47 am

    All through the years, ohio has been a racist state like many others in the midwest. Too busy locking black folks up for crack & weed, well now its time to pay the piper.

  • Reply Jamaal Williams August 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    This is disturbing. The churches need to step up their game. Christians are supposed to be the light of the world yet satan is doing a number on Americans.

  • Reply Jamaal Williams August 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    It is sad to see black folks taking glee in this because of the crack epidemic in the 80s. Black folks need to learn to forgive. Jesus said if you don't forgive neither will God forgive you. And not all white people are racists.

  • Reply THE SERPENT KING August 3, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Racist, fat stupid, drug addicted white Americans.

  • Reply whoo else August 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    They're just gonna have to pull themselves up by their boot straps. Thats what they've been telling the black community for decades so now its time to practice what they preach.

  • Reply Eric Wade August 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Criseees

  • Reply whoo else August 27, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I can only imagine how dirt cheap a lot of homes are in ohio due to this plague.

  • Reply AthenaLolita2 September 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I dont feel sorry for drug users! Dont do drug. Lock them up!

  • Reply matzpimp October 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    1:05 boobies

  • Reply James Jackson October 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    ??? I'm loving these emoji's and sobriety.

  • Reply Brittney October 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    ⭕️???⭕️ Go Buckeye’s ❤️

  • Reply San Junipero November 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Crack epidemic was admittedly created by the United States government to ruin black people. I have no compassion. Suddenly personal responsibility. T

  • Reply Spiritual Walkway November 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    If Issue one (in Ohio) passes, we will be the Drug trafficking hub in
    the Midwest! Gotta vote NO on Issue one!
    ~~~Nancy

    State Issue One, Kills & Sells Fentanyl W/O Jail!

    https://youtu.be/2nMaIfqOC6o

  • Reply Mark Fox November 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Rehabilitation centers have been around since 1864 there is no excuse

  • Reply jenis betzke November 24, 2018 at 7:21 am

    the killing has long long begun. ppl hoarding ammo n bug out bags for the day the 2nd is abolished but the ***** who took over DC are cowards, again. CA fires, Spill drill in Gulf o´Mexico, weather warfare, vaccines and deliberate taxation and ticketing of solely private property….and the deliberate prescription of synthetic heroin by doctors to raise the customer base for the tons tons of heroin the CIA grows in, imports from Afghanistan.

  • Reply James Samung November 28, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Take it off the Internet you can buy the stuff on the Internet real cheap China Mexico

  • Reply James Samung November 28, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    They do free needle exchanges

  • Reply rochelle123ist December 6, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I’m sick of cancer hospice and terminally ill patients being treated like criminals and junkies be denied morphine or OxyContin

  • Reply GMS Gabar Adama December 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Where was all the compassion During the crack epidemic. These doctors are nothing but drug dealing thugs that get paid by the government super predators. All drug dealers and users should get life in prison without the possibility of parole

    It’s karma Esau

  • Reply Y. Delgado January 7, 2019 at 7:19 am

    LETS GO AFTER THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY! HOW ABOUT THAT. THE GOV DOES NOT WANT TO FIGHT THEM AT ALL!!!! THEY RATHER FIGHT AGAINST THE SMALL GUYS TGAT HAVE NO CASH FOR LAWYERS. THIS IS TOO MUCH ALREADY. THE BLAME IS GOING ONTO THE WRONG PEOPLE.

    THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY STARTED THIS HEROIN BOOM!!! THEY DID IT CENTURIES AGO AND THEY IT DID AGAIN!!!

    DI YOU GUYS SEE WHAT THE PLAN WAS????? VERY SIMPLE!!! LETS GET AMERICA HOOKED WITH NARCOTIC MEDS THEN ONCE IT BLOWS UP LETS BE THE HEROES BY SUPPLYING THE ANTIDOTE WHICH THEY CALL THE ANTIDOTE "METHADONE, SUBOXONE, SUBUTEX AND MANY MORE" THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO HELP BUT THEY ARE NOT!!!!!! ALL THESE OTHER MEDS ARE AS DANGEROUS AND ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN!!!! ASK YOURSELF THIS " IF THEY ARE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OFF HEROIN AND OPIODS THAT THEY CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    WHY WOULD THEY RECOMMEND OR ALLOW ADDICTS TO STAY ON METHADONE AND ALL OTHERS FOR THE REST OF THERE LIVES!!!!!???? YES THE REST OF THERE LIVES!!! ITS NOT RIGHT!! IF YOU ARE. TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OFF YOUR MESS/PRODUCTS YOU PUSHED INTO 90% OF AMERICANS HOME/LIVES WHY NOT MAKE IT JUST A TEMPORARY THING???? 3 TO 6 MONTHS OR A YEAR THE MOST, BUT NO. THEY ARE THE DRUG DEALERS THAT WANTS THEM AS A CLIENT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

    THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WANT THE HEROIN DEALERS TO BE SHUT DOWN SO THEY CAN STEP IN AND SELL THERE PRODUCTS!!! AND IF ITS HELP THEY WANT TO DO WHY NOT PROVIDE IT FOR FREE??? HECK THEY MADE BILLIONS OF US WITH THE NARCOTIC MEDICATIONS LIKE OXY, DILADID, PERCS AND SO ON!!! THEY HAVE THE CASH TO DO SO!!!!! BUT AGAIN THE GOV DOESN'T FORCE THEM BUT THEY GO AFTER COMPANIES LIKE THE TABOCCO INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE FREE HELP, WELL TRUTH BE TOLD THAT DIDN'T LAST EITHER LOL

    THIS IS NOT RIGHT AND THIS GOV IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE PEOPLE FOR THERE OWN CROOKED AGENDAS!!! WE NEED TO FIGHT PEOPLE!!!!!!WE MUST OR IM SORRY TO SAY TJAT OUR KIDS AND THERE KIDS, KIDS WIL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES THAT WE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN BY ELECTING THE WRONG PEOPLE OR EVEN ELECTING PEOPLE THAT HAS LIED TO US ON A REGULAR BASIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE!!!! WE MUST CHANGE AND CHANGE NOW!

    AND PLEASE REMEMBER PEOPLE, THE AGENDAS OF THESE POLITICIANS IS VOTES AS WE KNOW. DONT BE FOOLED WHEN THESE PEOPLE PROMISE THEY WILL FIGHT THIS!!! THEY JUST WANT VOTES AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THIS "THEY WILL BACK DOWN OR MAKE A DEAL BEST SUITED FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND THE POLITICIAN. THIS WAR NEESS TO BE FOUGHT BY US!!!! WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION ONTHEM NOT THESE SNAKES THAT ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRAT PLACE. REMEMBER WHAT I SAID!!!! THE DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE, NOW THEY MUST PAY FOR ALL THE LIVES THAT THEY RUINED!!!!! AND WHEN I SAY PAY" ITS NOT FOR THEM TO KEEP SUPPLYING OTHER OPIODS THAT KEEP ON MAKING THEM MONEY AS METHADONE AND OTHER DRUGS LIKE SUBOXONE.

  • Reply Dark Xilver January 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Population control and government contracts . I was just in Ohio a few months ago it’s disgusting and the state Ohio loves it . It keeps the police busy and the jails and prisons full which equals money for Ohio . Don’t be fooled Ohio like other states asked for heroine to be contracted into the state via the military

  • Reply russelljohnson2008 January 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    And what is the racial demographic of the victims dying from opioids??

  • Reply Drowning Narcissist March 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    There IS a god.

  • Reply truth2masses truthatlast March 7, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Chickens coming home to roost

  • Reply johnboy matt March 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Free flowers for the graves ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Reply johnboy matt March 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Free flowers for the graves ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Reply johnboy matt March 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Free flowers for the graves ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Free flowers for the graves ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Reply Arrell Ehn Israel March 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Calling it an 'epic center' makes it sound fun.

  • Reply Arrell Ehn Israel March 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    So far Ohio is the best. You other states better dtrie harder!

  • Reply pearl starkey April 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    i live in Washington county Ohio along the river across from parkersburg wv and it's crazy and scary.. i saved a guy one time because he shot up a piece of dirt with his drugs. i saw him die… his eyes stopped. then he stopped. his fever hit 105. as scared as i was i stayed with him and brought him back to life. but nothing is being done. no hard sentencing or anything… something is wrong and nobody cares. i spend every day teaching my kids on how to look away when they walk home from school so they dont get hurt. or how to watch for needles in the grass and we dont go out after dark because of the people in the woods. we have cameras up but we still worry about the people lurking around. they will hurt anyone for 20 bucks just to support their habits. i truly believe that this is a cycle that can only be broken by someone who is not scared to stand up to the ones who seem invincible.. it's something that is bigger than any of is who live here… our only option is to move far far away…

  • Reply pearl starkey April 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    even worse is these addicts are also spreading hepatitis… the other killer…

  • Reply DoesItTakeGlockMags? April 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Pull up yourself up by your bootstraps

  • Reply werlkj567 June 3, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Uh, no Jacob, the war on drugs does not work. Solve the actual problem which is people suffering because they don't have the resources to help themselves. Putting people in jail for selling heroin does not keep people from dying from over dose. Helping the people who are suffering get proper medical care and services to help with things like job skills etc would.

  • Reply Carl Spackler June 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    This all came with Obama. It was preceded by the Bedbugs invasion. Which means; south of the border invasion. President Trump is trying to stop it and the Democrats want it to continue.

  • Reply Ricardo deals July 4, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Opioid plug ? https://youtu.be/addme/s5mYh5UyKm4miRICRRUVouUjqmidKQ

  • Reply Dock Gee August 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    The reason there not getting locked up is because karma's name is death in these cases

  • Reply Jesus Miguel Rodriguez September 5, 2019 at 3:06 am

    These junkies are all in a hurry to die young.

  • Reply aliu saho October 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Just say no ?‍♂️

  • Reply Mick Mick October 28, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Lmao

  • Reply M C October 30, 2019 at 3:01 am

    # I feel nothing

  • Reply Echo Infinity Dream November 28, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Nancy Reagan said "just say no". Sooooooo….it should work.

  • Reply Harry Sol December 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hang in there whites

  • Reply Cesar Saenz December 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    That chick was hot

  • Reply Marius Holmberts December 26, 2019 at 3:22 am

    The dealers should be killed.

  • Leave a Reply