Oxycodone, Suboxone, Morphine, Fentanyl are just some of the new products being dispersed through the city this summer. What are they ? Drugs. Prescription drugs to be exact, many of them were stolen during the riots and protest for Freddie Gray. During most riots businesses, pharmacies, and clinics were looted with millions of dollars in stolen goods and damage. One of the many things the rioters took were prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported that enough drugs were stolen to keep drug users “high for a year.”
This is just one of baltimore’s high risk problems, city officials are trying to control the rise in shootings and murders that have surfaced in the area. The DEA is working other federal agencies to prosecute gang leaders and drug dealers.