Sunday, November 6, 2011
Fliers Distributed Advertising "Heroin For Sale" Lead to Inevitable Drug Bust
KGW, a news organization in Portland, Oregon, reports that a North Portland home was raided Tuesday after fliers throughout the neighborhood advertised drug sales at the address, police said. There were seven adults inside the home at the time of the police raid, six of whom were arrested on various drug charges. Officers said they found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, more than 10 grams of heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of dollars in cash and the materials for a methamphetamine lab inside the home. Police indicated that "At one point a neighbor gave officers an 8" by 10" flier found in the neighborhood that said 'Heroin for sale' and gave the address and the names of the dealers."
A flyer. That said, “Heroin for Sale.”
HEROIN FOR SALE
I hope I don’t actually have to tell any of you this, but DON’T DO THAT. It is a bad idea, regardless of whether you actually have heroin for sale. The thing that bothers me about this story is that there were 6 people who are alleged to be involved. Think about that for a minute. One idiot coming up with the idea to put out a flyer advertising his drugs for sale is plausible. But for that idiot to run the idea past not 1, not 2, but 5 other individuals, and not get ONE objection from the group, is just baffling.