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May 26, 2020

Noticing COVID impacts through drug supply chains and enforcement

I doubt there is a single area of life not impacted by the global pandemic, and thus these recent next stories about impacts on the drug trade and enforcement are not shocking though still interesting:

The NPR story summarizes some of the findings in this big new "Research Brief" coming from the United Nations titled "COVID-19 and the drug supply chain: from production and trafficking to use."

May 26, 2020 at 03:56 PM | Permalink


Drug defendants in Lexington, Ky. are reporting to their defense lawyers that the area is totally "dry" of cocaine and crack cocaine now. The last small amounts were sold and used over the holiday weekend. Now, some area drug dealers are taking road trips to Detroit, Nashville and Atlanta to "re-up" on cocaine and crack cocaine. I imagine that this phenomena has hit many other cities too -- all related to CV-19.

Posted by: James Gormley | May 26, 2020 10:19:47 PM

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