Addiction is a serious problem at home and across the United States. At different times in recent history, different drugs have been rampant. In recent years, opioids are negatively affecting many North Carolinians and their families.
"It's hard at first getting people to trust me and to believe that the exchange is legal and we are not working for the cops."
- Jessie Garner of the Fayetteville syringe exchange
Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, of the famous American political dynasty, recently beat charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs in New York. According to Wikipedia, Kerry Kennedy sideswiped a truck after taking zolpidem, a prescription medication used to treat insomnia and some brain disorders.
A prescription-drug-selling network busted by federal agents is resulting in prison sentences for additional members of the unraveling conspiracy. According to reports of the oxycodone ring, the bicoastal operation involved the shipping of prescription drugs from the West coast for sale here on the East. The individuals involved are facing 20- and 40-year prison sentences.