Espanola is a small city with a population not more than 10,000. But the rate of drug related deaths here is at a record level of 42.5 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people. The same rate when considered national wise accounts to an average of 7.3.
There are several such places in America, which can be called as drug capitals. The business of illegal drugs is runs very fine here in spite of all the concerns taken up by police and the government.
The drug abuse remains steady over past few years with 8 percent of the total population said to use drugs. The number didn’t decreases in spite of the major steps taken by the government against illegal drugs.
Forbes released a list of illegal drug capitals…
• Espanola with a population of around 10,000 but with a record of 42.5 drug-related deaths per 100,000
• Missoula of Montana with highest rate of illicit drug use. Here an average of 13.8% of households polled using illicit drugs during 2004, 2005 and 2006
• Our capital Washington DC, where one-third of adult arrestees tested positive for cocaine, as of September 2008
• Baltimore of Maryland, where 184 heroin-related overdoses were reported in 2006
• New Orleans of Los Angeles. Here there were a reported turf wars between drug dealers
• San Francisco of California, where highest rate of illicit drug-related emergency room visits were reported in 2006
• Atlanta of Georgia which has now become the East Coast distribution hub of the violent Mexican drug dealers
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