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Murder And Drugs
Published:
8/31/2016 12:28:27 PM

By Beverly Gadson-Birch
 

The Brittanee Drexel disappearance has dominated the news recently but Drexel’s story is not new. Drexel disappeared seven years ago from Myrtle Beach without a trace. It’s been one of those perplexing cases to say the least and a nightmare for Drexel’s family not knowing what happened to her. If the jailhouse confession is believable, this has got to be one of the most horrific crimes locally in decades. The inmate’s account of Drexel being repeatedly raped, murdered and disposed of in an alligator pit is beyond sanity and enough to drive a mother insane. On the other hand, you have the mother of the accused killers, father and son, denying their involvement. So, who is telling the truth?

Why didn’t the “rat” come forward sooner? According to news reports, the last location Drexel’s phone pinged from was McClellanville, the home town of the accusers and purportedly at a drug house which brings me to why I decided to focus on Brittanee’s case.

Drugs apparently are playing an important factor in many of the murders not just in South Carolina but across this nation. Guns in the hands of someone under the influence is just bad news. So, how did we get to this point? Hypothetically, consider for a moment that Brittanee was fed to gators to cover up the murder. What immediately comes to my mind is “who could have done such a thing” and was the perpetrator under the influence of drugs? There are all types of drugs out there. So how do you know what you are getting? Some are so potent that within minutes folks pass out on the streets. So what’s in these drugs? Drugs are all about money. Dealers often mix crap into the drugs to stretch them for larger profits.

Some of your more common drugs of choice like Cocaine and Heroin are expensive and becoming more difficult to obtain. New drugs such as Flakka are being introduced. Flakka is no joke! According to the Telegraph, “It makes people feel superhuman. The effects of Flakka include extreme hallucinations, rage, delirium, paranoia, and a sharp rise in body temperature which leads users to take off their clothes.”

Flakka is highly sought after because it is cheap and costs around $5.00. For $5.00, Flakka makes you act like a fool, look like a fool and in some instances kill your fool self. The Telegraph reported the following occurrences in Florida:

• One naked man tried to kick in the door of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department because he thought a mob was trying to kill him.
• Another naked man, experiencing similar hallucinations, tried to climb the police station fence and became impaled on a spike, police said. He was taken to hospital and survived.
• Other cases police have encountered recently included a naked man who ran through a neighborhood convinced he was Thor, and then tried to have sex with a tree.
• Another ran through a busy street in broad daylight with no clothes on after becoming convinced a pack of German shepherd dogs was chasing him.
• Qushanna Doby, 20, was charged with child neglect after her one-year-old baby was found abandoned in the street. The woman said she blacked out after take the drug and couldn’t remember where she left her baby.

And, when I was growing up I thought Moonshine was the worst thing out there. I don’t know how true it is but the talk of the town was moonshine and all of the crap that went into the mixture to manufacture the illegal liquor. Moonshine is made with grain, such as corn, and so is fuel. I am not about to run my body off the same fuel that I pump into my car, Ethanol. According to Wikipedia, Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight chemical odor. It is used as an antiseptic, a solvent, a fuel, and due to its low freezing point, the active fluid in many alcohol thermometers.”

This article is intended for those that are drug pushers/users. If you know someone on drugs or who sells drugs, share this information with them. The killings have got to stop.

We have got to get a handle on the drugs that are pervading our communities and destroying young people’s minds. It’s one of those things where you are introduced slowly to drugs and before you know it, you are strung out and stealing from your parents to get a hit.

Parents, stop pretending you don’t know what’s going on under your noses and in your home. You know your children. You know when something doesn’t look right or sound right. Your child doesn’t have a job but comes home wearing $300 tennis shoes and you don’t ask where he/she got them from? There are just too many senseless murders by young people directly linked to drugs. Don’t give up on your child. Get HELP!! If you are condoning your child’s drug habits, selling or using, shame on you!

Hopefully the truth will come out in the Brittanee Drexel’s case.
 

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