In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?


Washington Post

The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.


FOX News

New Mexico drug cartel bust shows law enforcement feels more empowered

Law enforcement feels more empowered after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep cartel operatives from moving product throughout the southwest.

Welcome Home Troops


Las Cruces Sun-News

Authorities charge 28 cartel-affiliated suspects

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 16 months these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Law enforcement authorities roll into action after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico out of New Mexico, Texas and three other states.

Welcome Home Troops


US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of town.

Sheriff describes local heroin supply situation. Newsradio KONP podcast here.

Frequent updates here.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:


The Times of Northwest Indiana

Merritt aims to win heroin war in 5 years

“Among the restrictions is limiting prescriptions for opiates to no more than seven days for first-time users unless a doctor feels there’s good reason to go beyond that.”

How will heroin-trafficking cartels react to the new restrictions?


Drug Take Back Day 2017 – A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold more than 3,500 tons of drugs to people who did not need them.



January 21st 2015

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US.



Federal money available to waste on Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.”

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.


Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.


May, 2017-

Island County:

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts


Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats


Operation Macho Swagger-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger– a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?


“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”


Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles


Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

More here: Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence


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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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US Department of Credibility

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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