Yes, thanks to the fact that drug prices are sky high and entirely in the hands of the black market, dealers who do not card for age are spreading their drugs on children in Ireland.
Ten-year-olds are hooked on heroin - priest
TEN-year-old children are among a city's heroin addicts, a priest has claimed.
Criminal gangs are threatening the childrens' families over drug debts, Fr Joe Young said.
Fr Young, formerly a parish priest of Southill in Limerick, said many devastated parents across the city and county have contacted him about heroin-addicted children.
A chaplain with the Brothers of Charity in Bawnmore, Fr Young said children were being introduced to heroin by "drug barons, the guys in the Costa del Sol who are using these children as drug mules".
Hm… using them a mules, where have I read that before?
Not that long ago, something similar happened in Texas.
None of those kids needed to die. But as long as heroin is entirely in the hands of dealers seeking huge profits and to create addicts, this will continue to happen. As long as heroin is entirely in the hands of people who use kids to entice other kids, as long as heroin is distributed by unlicensed, unregulated, and uncontrolled dealers who do not card for age, this will continue to happen.
We must legalize and regulate to take the power out of their hands!