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Sacramento man arrested for possession of marijuana and heroin
Published On: 03-02-2018 in Category: drug trafficking
A Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy, while patrolling the parking area of a hotel at 2632 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, on Feb. 1, 2018, observed a man in a Lexus going through a duffel bag. Stopping to check for any possible suspicious activity, the deputy noticed that the man was sweating profusely and spoke swiftly as if he was under the influence of drugs. A search of his car led to the seizure of 38 grams of heroin, a backpack of marijuana, and a loaded gun, among other things. The deputy also recovered a methamphetamine pipe from his pocket.
On interrogation, the 37-year-old man said he is from Sacramento. The man even tried to hide his real name and told the deputy that he was staying in the hotel. Later, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the man’s real name is Tyler Harrison Smith, a wanted felon on probation. According to the sheriff’s office, Smith had used a fake name to dodge law enforcement authorities as he was earlier arrested for selling drugs in Sacramento. Smith has been booked into Sonoma County Jail on multiple drug and weapons charges, including providing false identification to authorities, under a non-bailable warrant.
Drug abuse and addiction is a growing reality in Sacramento. It is no longer confined to the dark and dingy back alleys of crime-ridden neighborhoods in Sacramento. In fact, the menace has now reached the doorsteps of Granite Bay, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Rocklin, which are some of the most affluent and unsuspicious residential neighborhoods in the Sacramento area. Also, the demographics of those addicted to drugs have undergone a total transformation. Middle school and high school children in upscale communities have newly started to use drugs. Although, marijuana has always been the drug of choice in Sacramento, in the recent past meth and heroin have gained immense popularity due to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Drug trafficking is rampant across US
Both drugs and crime do not function separately. In fact, they thrive on each other. Law enforcement agencies are making persistent efforts to deal with the crisis of drug trafficking, affecting every nook and corner of the country. Studies show that phenomenal amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine from Mexico make their way to stash houses in California, before ending up in other significant distribution centers nationwide. Mexican drug trafficking organizations are responsible for flooding California’s cities and towns with illicit substances.
A typical American heroin user today starts taking the drug at a pretty young age. Statistics reveal a shocking number of young people residing in the affluent parts of big cities were heedlessly pushed toward heroin through addictive prescription opioids. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 88,000 young adults aged 18 to 25 were current heroin users in 2016.
Battling addiction menace
If you or your loved one is battling addiction to any kind of drug, seek treatment immediately. The Sacramento Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 916-379-7248 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.