|Dayton, Ohio is big business for narco trafficking.|
Dayton is the number one city in the United States for drug overdoses. The use of heroin and fentanyl has gotten so much attention, lawmakers are noticing.
The Midwestern city's close approximation to transcontinental freeways makes it a perfect stomping ground for cartels to set up shop.
Dayton has an opioid epidemic and it's really killing off thousands of people.
The city has seen massive drop off in residency and it is not getting better.
Two members of the community are running for governor. Both addressed this crisis but offered no real solutions. With the possibility of Congress passing Trumpcare, drug tratment facilities will suffer greatly from the budget cuts imposed by the Republican proposals.
Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton and Mike DeWine, the Republican Attorney General of Ohio have reached out to Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III and members of the Justice Department for assistance. The Justice Department is complying. However, it's treating drug offenders like murderers and throwing them in the iron college faster than then Barack Obama's then Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Dayton, Ohio has a population of 137,000 residents. It's part of the Rust Belt, a region where many of the manufacturing and service industry jobs had disappeared. Dayton is the sixth largest city in the state. It is caught between major cities like Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.
Heroin, prostitution, human trafficking and gun crimes are big issues in the area.
Interstate 70 and Interstate 75 is the original crossroads of America. It connects to major cities within a five hour stretch.
I have friends who died from heroin and fentanyl. I have people I know who will likely die before they reach 40 years old.
The Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force and Dayton Police are trying to crack down on dope pushers. They want them to rat out the drug traffickers and cartels that pass through the region.
The neighboring communities Moraine, Middletown, Hamilton, Riverside, Centerville and Springboro are seeing a spike in opioid overdoses as well.
What can we do about this?