Libertarians are not drug addicted burnouts, but we are often harsh critics of the “war on drugs.” I said, publicly and recently, that I am not opposed to legalizing drugs. I said that our “war on drugs” is a resource draining initiative. I have seen lives destroyed over a weekend of partying. And I have seen lives destroyed when overzealous officers wish to keep funding. Recent news lines include articles that read: . And more recent news tells us that are largest ever in Dallas.
Officers are hailing two drug busts that netted about 654 pounds of cocaine as the largest such seizures in Dallas police history, worth an estimated $13.3 million on the street.
654 pounds is nearly five of me. That is a lot of blow.. Maybe I am cynical, but I just don’t see somebody meandering through Dallas streets with > $1M uncovered in the bed of a pickup. Let’s face it; the war on drugs has made drug dealing a VERY profitable business, and dealers are much smarter than getting busted with that much inventory. I want to see that it is 654 pounds of coke, but it will take lab tests to show me that DPD is not trying to steal my cash.