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Fifth heroin overdose investigated

January 22, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Law enforcement officials continue to grapple with a drug problem in the area, as a fifth person suffered a heroin overdose in less than two weeks. According to Parkersburg Police Sgt....

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Jan-23-13 10:56 PM

Can we get someone to start charging pharmaceutical companies as well as FDA employees with criminal charges when people start dropping dead from taking prescription medication?

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Jan-23-13 6:54 PM

some of you people here confound me. any blanket statement is inherently wrong on its face. when you say all drug users should be executed you make a blanket statement condemning people whos circumstances you are completely ignorant of. i had to witness some of my best friends lose limbs and in some cases their lives for our country. who are you to judge us for what we had to do to deal with what we were put through! if the government had stepped up and provided the treatment {without reprocussions to promotion, or stigma} some of us wouldnt have had to turn to other paths to deal with the absolute*****we were subjected to on your behalf

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Jan-23-13 11:17 AM

***********mapinc****/norml/v12/n659/a04.html? Oh wow look what I found in the Charleston Gazette. Looks like things maybe changing on your side of the river too... You should really do more research before you put your footinyour mouth.... Times are indeed changin

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Jan-23-13 11:08 AM

In case you can't figure that out. It says that less than 100 grams is a civil citation prosecuted with a 100 dollar fine... No jail time... Hummm so that means, now keep up with me, if you get stoped with less than 99 grams then you just walk away with a ticket. Just like I said... Now did you follow all that?

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Jan-23-13 10:59 AM

*******northohio.norml****/law.shtml yes HS101 your pretty right. Hahah

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Jan-22-13 9:53 PM

You know what? I am sick and tired of the drug issue. I hate druggies, and I can't help it.

I really DO understand addiction to MEDICATION. H e r o i n, c r a c k, etc., are not MEDICATIONS, PER SE'.

In this day and age, when we all know about drug wars, affects of dope, etc., WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL GETTING ADDICTED?

I'm done.

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Jan-22-13 9:46 PM

Oh boy, first of all you West Virginians need a serious refresher on some punctuation. Secondly hindsight101 is the biggest dumb-you-know-whats. I have ever heard. I am so thankful I live on the other side of the river where such things are handled the way they should be (decriminalized...for all you wv DA's that means no criminal charges for amounts less than 99 grams) Now for the record I am not endorsing the use of hard drugs or pills just good ole' Mary-J. Think of all the wasted resources prosecuting a harmless plant... Thank god that the world view is changing and morons like HS101 are the minority... Sorry bub times are a changin'...

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Jan-22-13 9:39 PM

FYI - I drink because it frees me up from reality and I can fantasize about being super cop or just a friend of a cop or one of the three stooges.

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Jan-22-13 8:18 PM

Denise,there are many of us who live the strait and narrow. We,for the majority of us,have no compassion for a druggy or dealer,who both are the scum of the earth,and dangerous to decency. Our lack of compassion is rightfully so for those who become addicted by their own ignorant choices and their lack of responsibility to others as well as themselves.

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Jan-22-13 8:05 PM

@hindsight101 so you have never heard of a much bigger problem of drunk driving? Wow, these comments go along way in explaining why this community is so narrowminded and pathetic. How can you people have no compassion, no feeling for another human being? You are so severly damaged, I feel such pity for you.

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Jan-22-13 7:35 PM

No you drink like a fish which is also abusing alcohol to numb the pain. It really explains a lot to me about you and why you drink so much. BTW my federal card of exemption is good in all 50 states. lol so if i wanted to come home for a visit ain't jack you can doo.That icludes calling all your buddies uless you want to get them in federal court facing a $10,000 fine for denying me my rights of spirituity let alone the prison time that can go with it. Oh and it also falls under international law which can lead to more charges and if you want to know I can site all codes by the book if you call me a liar.

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Jan-22-13 6:41 PM

Now as far as professionals getting the blame. Well it was the CIA who got Rick Ross hooked up selling cocaine in CA. It was under the Reagan administration. So yes some of what was supposed to be the most professional men in our nation perpetuated the drug war by bringing in the supply to to help fill prisions and fund 2 wars. One of those wars is/was the war on drugs. Why aren't any of those men in prison for their misdeeds? Simple because they all had badges and only the poor people went to jail while funding the Contra's and the war on drugs unknowingly.

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Jan-22-13 6:33 PM

Oh and the opiate I was able to drop was morpheme 60 three times a day. So think about this you can help others in your state who want to drop the deadly opiates by helping Mike Manypenny get a MMJ bill for your state. Good luck

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Jan-22-13 6:28 PM

Glad to see by the agrees the majority who read my replys got them. I need not worry abouth those here who don't. Funny thing for those who don't know or don't remember. IFPHED has admired to using pot in her past yet will put down those of us who choose a better path for ourselves. Mine is based in religion and also I have gotten off the deadly opiates with my move where I have no fearof prosecution for my actions. Now as far as what pain not that its your business but I have roughly 10 deteriorating disc inneck and spine also nerve damage that goes from my neck to toes on both sides not to mention a few other painful conditions. I also dropped my xannax prescription along with IB 800 . Now to replace all those with cannabis to ne is an improvement. So for what its worth not everyone wants to be on medication. Just like mejustme I can now go even a few days without nothing. My life has improved. Some of these addicts didn't get there on their own. Some don't want to recover some do.

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Jan-22-13 5:55 PM

This sounds aweful.But,the addicts want great smack they got it.Too pure for them to handle.Hazards of their disease.

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Jan-22-13 4:44 PM

When I had my lung cancer surgery at CAMC in September,2011,for pain the nurse gave me a hydrocodone pill. I was furious because I know that one can become addicted to these deadly 'pain" pills. I demanded that for my pain they issue nothing stronger than Aleve for pain. I have arthritis. I will not take Celebrex or any prescription strength pain medication. To do so would be a dismal future. Aleve for me,or simply bear the pain. Would most of you do that?

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Jan-22-13 4:35 PM

Interesting comments about the deadly effects of drug addition. MadasHeck,you hit the nail right on the head!!! I agree with you 100%!!!

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Jan-22-13 2:57 PM

Rakeer,it makes no difference WHO said what,it's the reasoning behind,and a few people got it ( you and 3 others excluded). Needles are not fun and games for anyone,especially for someone running into them after the hype is finished. Guess you missed the hepatitis article. I can tell you for a fact,it's no fun renovating rentals when you go to replace a ceiling tile,and a tribe of needles fall out in your face. They sure didn't care if who came behind them caught something and died,now did they?

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Jan-22-13 2:49 PM

I have to pipe in too---- I think you let them die also. I'm sick of paying for their cell phones, medical bills, food and everything else. If you are not productive in society you need to be removed from the gene pool....... Lots of problems solved!!! I should run for office!!!

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Jan-22-13 2:35 PM

IFHPED and hindsight101: for one thing i took my doctor prescribed pain meds exactly like she prescribed...and guess what i got hooked on the vicodin 10 and darvecot! yes i have a medical condition from arthritis fibermyalga and chronic pain! and maybe the cops don't revive the drunks 5 times in 2 weeks but i bet they have to revive some innocent person because of the drunks!!! and if it wasn't for weed...i would still be hooked on the man made pain killers!!!!! at least i can go days without my God given plant!! my husband is a er nurse and he has seen many drunks almost die because they drank too much!!!!!

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Jan-22-13 12:01 PM

@hindsight: You can blame the doctors all you want, but in the end, the USER is the problem. I've been in need of pain meds several times due to injuries, etc. I followed the directions by my doctor, and as I started healing, I didn't need the meds anymore.

However, some people enjoy the exaggerated feelings that result from drugs, and they don't want to quit. These people are idiots, and can't be trusted. Doctors can't tell who is likely to become addicted.

Drug dealers don't care who they hurt, as long as they make their sale.

All in all, you'd think some of these idiots would get the hint by now. I have no tolerance for druggies.

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Jan-22-13 11:51 AM

Drugs are a problem because the people who take them feel the need to self medicate the pain away. What pain? Mostly mental/emotional pain that is a product of the immoral and dysfunctional society that doesn't want to hold anyone accountable for their actions.

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Jan-22-13 9:05 AM

Think about this. In the 60's to early 70's we were at war with Vietnam. This country had a H problem. It seemed to dry up until we went to war with Afghanistan. Which is also a poppy rilled nation now we are back to H flowing on the street. All pain pills a synthetic. So we can assume the H on the street probably isn't. Looks a little like the Freeway Rick Ross story uncovered by Gary Webb in the 1980's. Just food for thought.

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Jan-22-13 9:00 AM

Sadly it is the prescription pills that star most if these off headed for H. Many become addicted bc they have a real ailment. Others seek out oills because it is a LEGAL high no way to get busted for use. Doctors and the drug culture now go hand in hand. I am not saying its right I am just pointing out where the problem lays. Also if Wv had a Med Marijuana law it would keep many of these harmful prescription pain killers that lead ti H out of peoles hanrs. You have a chance this year for that. Mike Manypenny reintroduced the MMJ bill this year. There wss a poll 53% of registered voters believe now is the time to be able to offer MMJ in your state. Stop this kind of activity call your reps tell them to get on board. It won't stop H all together but will curb the road of people going to it. Harm reduction is what's needed people.

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Jan-22-13 8:54 AM

Lighten up Rakeer. Or maybe, wake up. Drugs are destroying this country and all you want to do is coddle the users. There is enough news and information available that people should be knowledgeable about what drugs can do. If they want to be irresponsible, then let them die. That way we don't have to pay for their upkeep, welfare, healthcare and whatever else they are sucking from the public dole.

Drug dealers should be executed. The drug supply would all but dry up if that was done, and a big problem would be all but eliminated.

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