Cocaine is a powerful stimulant made from the South American coca plant. Since the 1970’s cocaine has had a popular expression within recreational drugs. In 2013 alone, the United States counted 37,634,000 individuals over the age of 12 who had used cocaine in their lifetime. The nature of cocaine has made it a fancied substance within a range of social and economic groups. The heightened rush not only delights the average party goer but also appeals hard working people with long work hours.
It is no wonder why the importation of cocaine has been so prominent within the United States. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) the United States is the world’s leading consumer of cocaine. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie” was recently sentenced to serve 49-years for drug trafficking. At the age of 44, he has been known to traffic a bounty of trucks over the U.S. border worth millions of dollars. U.S. Attorney John Horn stated that in his daily deals, Villareal’s distribution brought about substance abuse, community decay, violence, and corruption.
The feeling of invincibility created by cocaine can be recognized within this case, as Villareal has been a focal point for authorities for years. This lucrative endeavor may have come to a close for Villareal, however, can be seen to thrive across the nation. For many low-income neighborhoods, drugs erode the quality of life. Young adults and adults alike fall prey to the intoxicating effects of illegal substances. Similar to Villareal, youths may find it easy to enter into distribution to earn funds. If you feel that your family has been impacted by the dangers of substance abuse, you are not alone. It is never too late to reach out for help.
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