The drug crimes of the United States have been becoming more and more problematic as the inflow of illegal drugs and their consumption rises to a new high.
A major problem that the states of Maryland – and Baltimore, in particular, are facing is its increase in illegal drugs, which has led to turf wars and violence. The state itself has one of the country's highest overdose mortality rates which is sad and saw a record-high number of drug deaths in 2018, fuelled by an increase in fentanyl-related fatalities a new trend in drugs. Baltimore Police recently carried out a huge drug bust, targeting a ring involved in selling fentanyl a powerful opioid and a fatal one and illegal drugs, to stop more people dying from overdosing says CBS Baltimore. As far as Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison is concerned, the organization raided by cops had been “poisoning the community”. He also stated that Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and just a quarter of a milligram can be extremely lethal. Opioids, including prescription drugs and illegal ones such as heroin and illicitly made fentanyl, have been linked to more than 400,000 deaths in the US since 2000 due to improper distribution.
This drug problem is becoming more of a crisis now for the United States and if not taken care immediately can have serious altercations on the lives of the common masses. Strict laws and their implementation will be the key to eliminating this along with educating the people about the harms of drug addictions and usage.
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