Reality TV this weekend, America's drug of choice. Stephen Curry last night. Salt. Lake. City. Last. Night. Oscars tonight - what's fact, what's fiction. 32,000 for Trump/Sessions in Alabama. Apple/FBI. Supreme Court. White House. Oval Office. Only in America. What a country.
|The documentary of Dub - a former Utah sheriff and SWAT innovator. Today, Dub cheerfully reconstructs crime scenes - including the raid by his own SWAT on his own son-in-law. (Apple) In this scene from the film, Dub reconstructs a crime scene firefight inside the home of a US Army veteran suspected of growing marijuana.|
"America" - who exactly isn't yet 100% confirmed - found time to name Appalachia the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) of 2015, according to Huntington News this Saturday (2/27/2016). The paper implies it was the Executive Office of the President. I am not yet able to source independent corroboration - except via LA HIDTA Twitter handle. Checked Google. Checked whitehouse.gov. Nor am I am able to source a press release from the City of Huntington congratulating HIDTA (city). My assumption is that the award is legit but the "media signal" is weak. That said, the details of this 2016 webpage are pretty amazing. Right down to the Underwood Law Offices in the left rail ad strip.
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Purple Appalachia block took top billing 2015. "The Appalachia HIDTA was established in 1998, and its region consists of 65 count
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Trends in Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics and Heroin (source)