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Opioid Epidemic: Inside A Police Raid To Take Down A Drug Dealer | NBC Nightly News

December 17, 2019


SERIES “ONE NATION
OVER DOSED”.
>>Reporter: THIS IS THE EPICENTER OF
AMERICA’S OPIOID
CRISIS. I’M ON A RAID WITH A
TASK FORCE DEDICATED
TO STOPPING THE TRACKING OF HEROIN AND
FENTANYL WHICH IS
KILLING MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE.
HERE WE GO.
>>PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD.
>>Reporter: THEY JUST
TOOK HIM DOWN. THEY JUST DID A
CONTROLLED BUY RIGHT
HERE. IN WHAT LOCAL
OFFICIALS SAY IS THE
OVERDOSE CAPITAL OF AMERICA, THIS IS A
NORMAL WEEKDAY MORNING
FOR SHERIFF MIKE BROWN.
WHAT JUST WENT DOWN
HERE? >>WE DID A COLD CALL
ON A GUY THAT WAS
SELLING HEROIN. CAUGHT HIM IN THE ACT.
>>Reporter: DO WE
KNOW IF IT WAS HEROIN OR FENTANYL?
>>WE DON’T YET.
MOST LIKELY FENTANYL. IN IS THE DAY-TO-DAY
STUFF PEOPLE ARE GOING
TO THE MORGUE FOR. >>Reporter: WHILE
STREET LEVEL DEALERS
MAY SEEM LIKE INDEPENDENT OPERATORS
THEY’RE INDIRECTLY
PART OF A GLOBAL CRIME RATE.
CHINA IS THE PRIMARY
SOURCE OF FENTANYL IN THE UNITED STATES AND
MOST IS SHIPPED TO
MEXICO AND SMUGGLED ACROSS THE BORDER BY
DRUG CARTELS.
THEY PICK MONTGOMERY COUNTY BECAUSE RUNNING
THROUGH IT ARE
INTERSTATES 70 AND 75, THE CROSSROADS OF
AMERICA FOR DRUG
TRAFFICKING. 24 HOURS SINCE WE
FIRST SHOWED UP AT
THIS BUILDING FOR OUR FIRST BRIEFING.
WE’RE ABOUT TO GO IN
OUR THIRD BUST. WE’RE ALL PILING IN
THIS THING, RAPID
DEPLOYMENT VEHICLE. THIS LOOKS MUCH
SERIOUS THAN WHAT I
HAD SEEN EARLIER TODAY, HOW COME?
>>THE RISK IS A LOT
MORE. >>30 SECONDS.
>>Reporter: 30
SECONDS? >>THERE’S THE HOUSE.
>>OPEN THE DOOR.
>>Reporter: YOU SEE ANY NARCOTICS?
>>THERE IS NARCOTICS.
>>Reporter: YOU MIND EXPLAINING TO ME WHY
WE HAVE TO PUT THESE
MASKS ON? >>YOU BREATHE IT IN,
YOU CAN DIE.
>>Reporter: IT WAS A BIG LOAD.
NEARLY A POUND OF
FENTANYL. >>WHOA.
>>Reporter: ENOUGH
FOR THOUSANDS OF DEADLY DOSES.
THAT’S A GOOD DAY.
>>GOOD DAY, GETTING A LOT OF FENTANYL OFF
THE STREET.
BASICALLY YOU’RE SEEING A LOT OF LIVES
SAVED RIGHT THERE.
>>Reporter: THE LOCAL CORONER CALLS THE
DEATH TOLL IN OHIO A
MASS CASUALTY EVENT AND HOPES FOR HELP
FROM THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT, THIS AS SOME IN CONGRESS
IN

15 Comments

  • Reply D best June 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This is why you can't believe everything you see on the news…first of all Afghanistan where we have complete military superiority is the world's number one supplier of opiates hence the American CIA are the biggest drug dealer's on the planet…instead of checking this crap at the boarders they wait for it to overwhelm our communities then swoop in after the low hanging fruit…this is nothing more than
    "Social Engineering"

  • Reply Sumiya 8888 June 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    You will have to arrest your own government…addiction counselors are worn out with this. US soldiers guard their marijuana, poppy, etc.. fields in other countries. The federal government is cutting our funding to get more clients to work in their modern day slavery/ prison system, they are the only ones allowed to sell drugs, have their own team of snitches and traffickers. …after 60 years of watching this process unfold, I know what is real and what is a dramatic production for America's stages…and all who are too financially well off to see what is really going on if they don't know already. I honestly can't believe all of the bs that's going on in this world. Though it's happening.

  • Reply whatever September 4, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Lol! A raid? The cops arrest, ( & off camera, sometimes shoot), peon corner Dealers a.k.a. "Stereotypes", while the REAL Drug Dealers, Big Pharma, make billions & have Senators & Congressman (mostly republican) on speed dial. And while the cops keep a black dealer in front of the news cameras a lot longer than necessary (seriously?), Big Pharma makes a profit from the highly addictive drug AND the lifesaving cure. White people dying from opioid overdose during a republican controlled presidential term….you're Screwed.

  • Reply Dr. Darkeyah Reuven October 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Right???? The bad Black Guy is to blame for all those White People on opioids. COME ON!! This is blatant racist programing. But, this propaganda will not solve the Opioid crime wave in White America, because Black Men aren't the distributors of any Opioids!

  • Reply whatever October 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Stop trying to put a Black face on a white Problem. Why not Arrest the owners of Purdue Pharmaceuticals.. you know the rich, white a-hole who Purposely flooded America with opioids (google it). Or the Entire republican party who will continue to turn a blind eye to this & focus on tax cuts for the rich & accessible automatic weapons for white male nut jobs.. Part of the reason this "epidemic" will continue to grow is because the self loathing of many whites who are walking into this drug voluntarily.

  • Reply God's sun/son JBP777/sodomite slayer December 13, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Some of the best comments ive ever read.my people are getting more intelligent and insightful everyday.godbless you my African American folks.it is all over fir the enemies of everything normal and natural.Caucasians and jews.the sodomites of old.

  • Reply mary shaffer July 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Demon inspired drugs. Satan is capturing so many with this trap. People complain about speed traps cause they costs money, but drugs trapping people is like who cares.

  • Reply steve Russo September 21, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Video starts off with cop talking about all the opioid deaths just as their cop car almost hits a pedestrian.

  • Reply ivan rodriguez September 26, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I mean I understand fentynal is cheap but why would drug dealers push this stuff if it’s so deadly as a business owner you would want your customers to come back and spend more money on your product right? They can’t do that if they’re over dosing on fentynal just seems a bit backwards to me, killing off your customers when I thought the goal of drug dealing was to keep them coming back for more.

  • Reply Rab Baney October 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Your never gonna stop it! Just keep wasting money.

  • Reply Skuzapo February 11, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Build a wall around Montgomery County.

  • Reply Brandie Page March 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Setting us up for failure smh

  • Reply Brighty Bulger April 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    At first I thought buddy's bulletproof vest was a movers back brace then I realized the top was gray

  • Reply Edmund Singleton April 24, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Any drugs killing Americans coming from across the southern border,
    must first become addicted by American legal drug pushers in high places…proven
    once again the war on drugs starts at home…

  • Reply CrackheadMagician September 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Rihanna soo fine

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