The area I live in was always safe. You could leave your doors unlocked, you could let your kids play outside all day and never have to worry.
In the last 2 years we’ve had 3 murders, two were drug related one I’m tempted to say is mental health related but I can’t in good conscience say that, yes the guy was disturbed but where do you draw the line between mental health and just plain evil?
Working Security where I do I literally have found myself on the front lines of trying to keep drugs out of my community. The company I work for employs more people than any other in the region.
People that I knew growing up are going to jail for dealing narcotics. In one month I’ve detained a dozen people trying to deal meth, cocaine and heroin out of my place of work.
I didn’t realize how bad it had become here. The real eye opener for me was when envelopes started showing up in the mail addressed to different members of my team (self included) containing death threats and random bodily fluids, presumably contaminated, from different prisons in the state.
I don’t live in a huge area, most people know me, if not in person directly they at least know my name and face.
I realized two nights ago that we’ve only been getting the test dealers. Someone wants to get people positioned in my building so they can expand their drug business.
I never would have thought my area would end up like this. How well do you know where you live?