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There are several doomsday theorists who have predicted that America’s economic downward spiral will be paired with an increase in overt criminality. There is no way to know yet whether that prediction is true, but we do know that criminals are becoming bolder as money for police and investigative agencies is reduced.
A recent sting by the New York Police Department and the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor revealed a bustling business for drug dealers who now openly advertise on Craigslist.
After finding advertisements for Adderall, Xanax, and Oxycontin, police made several purchases which resulted in over 60 drug busts.
“That’s really what stands out in this case: the openness, the blatant approach,” NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told ABC News. “The wording was such that you knew it was illegal, we knew the drugs we were talking about.”
“Clearly there has been a major increase in the use of prescription drugs and clearly the use of illegal prescription drugs,” he said.