Prescription drug abuse among teens has been growing in Orange County, California. Considered an epidemic by the authorities, research has shown that 1 in every 10 seniors in high school have claimed they have taken Vicodin without having a prescription. Authorities have said that teens do not expect any consequences and they don’t think about the fact that something bad could happen to them such as death. Many families have been through the death of a teen from the abuse of prescription drugs. Traffic fatalities are now outnumbered by the deaths caused by overdoses on prescription drugs. Once teens are addicted they usually go on to other drugs such as heroin which has the same effect as OxyContin but at a lower price.
On Friday Judge Frank Fasel doubled Allan James Waters’ prison sentence from 16 months to 32 months. Waters, aged 33, is a former Orange County California sheriff deputy. The judge’s decision to give Waters a longer sentence was influenced after Waters showed up drunk in court to face his DUI charge last month.
What do you think of when you read the below lineup. This is the lineup for a “420 festival” to be held on April 23rd in Silverado (Orange County, California). But, clearly times have changed because this is a hard core electronica lineup and we think the stoners in Marin County who coined the term “four twenty” (referring to a daily ritual – not a police code) probably sue for misrepresentation.
The drugs at this festival will be plentiful and they will include cocaine, meth, ecstasy, LSD, and probably – a ton of pot too.