Posts tagged with ‘drug crimes’
Illegal drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. It is illegal to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, morphine, and amphetamines). Drugs are also related to crime as drug trafficking and drug production are often controlled by drug cartels, organized crime, and gangs. Some addicts will also resort to theft, forgery, and “doctor shopping” to feed their addiction.
Men comprise the majority of drug abusers in the United States as well as the majority of federal prisoners. However, recent drug use and incarceration trends indicate that this may not always be the case. Women are the fastest-growing subset of the federal prison population in the United States. In addition, girls under the age of 15 are now more likely to use illegal drugs than boys of the same age. Full Story
Is it possible to amass 101 convictions by the age of 19? Drug addict Michael Craig is one who not only owns this staggering record, but according to a report in the Burnley Express, jail time does little to thwart his criminal activities.