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Ingenious drug dealer buries himself alive to avoid police

An ingenious drug dealer has been arrested after burying himself in mud to evade the police.

The fleeing suspect identified as Joe Hobson Jr, reportedly buried himself in the mud after he was pulled over by the police in a car full of cocaine and crystal meth.

According to the reports, Hobson was pulled over along Interstate 20 near Conyers, Georgia, USA, on Thursday, March 1, on suspicion of drug trafficking but ran away after being pulled over.
Drug dealer buries himself alive to evade arrest  Drug dealer buries himself alive to evade arrest
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The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office reportedly set up a perimeter to corner the convict who was found two hours later after his feet was spotted sticking out of a muddy drainage creek.
Hobson was reportedly charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamine, 12 ounces of weed and oxycodine, as well as liquid codeine.
He was also charged with possession of two handguns – one of which was stolen – and $4,000 cash was recovered from him at the time of the arrest.

The rise of illicit drugs among Nigerians

In May 2017, a Twitter user @Olubaba60 detailed how he nearly died from an overdose on Tramadol and codeine. He also frequently used Refnol. His story is just another story of thousands of young Nigerians who are into these dangerous drugs.
In November 2016, Eromo Egbejule published a story titled "Is there a growing drug epidemic in Nigeria?". In his article, he states that there is a serious drug culture in Northern Nigerian ranging from cocaine, codeine to sniffing fermented human waste known as Jenkem which produces hallucinatory effects.
In March 2016, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency discovered a super laboratory for the illicit production of methamphetamine located at Asaba, Delta.
The laboratory had the capacity of producing between 3,000kg and 4,000kg of methamphetamine per production cycle.
If your kid’s feeling under the weather, check the label on his meds before giving him a dose. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just restricted the use of codeine (to treat pain and cough) and tramadol (for pain) in children under 12. They also recommended against their use for kids 12 to 18 who are obese or who have sleep apnea. The FDA made these changes because the drugs have been shown to slow breathing or make breathing more difficult, and those effects have ben more pronounced in young kids.  If your kid’s feeling under the weather, check the label on his meds before giving him a dose. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just restricted the use of codeine (to treat pain and cough) and tramadol (for pain) in children under 12. They also recommended against their use for kids 12 to 18 who are obese or who have sleep apnea. The FDA made these changes because the drugs have been shown to slow breathing or make breathing more difficult, and those effects have ben more pronounced in young kids.
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In the 80s and the 90s, Nigeria was mostly a trafficking point for narcotics from South American cartels who wanted to smuggle drugs to Europe. Nigeria's security system was poor which made it ideal to move drugs.
The situation has grown worse. Nigeria is still a trafficking point but now we have turned into a country who produces and consumes these drugs.

Cartels in South America produce meth in Nigeria because of cheap labour and poor security network. Nigerians don't just move cocaine anymore, they now consume it. The expensive nature of the drug makes sure its clientele is mostly the rich and wealthy.
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While cocaine isn't accessible to the middle class, drugs such as codeine, Refnol and Tramadol are. They are easily accessible on the streets of Lagos despite the best efforts of the government. The Federal Government is still using kid gloves to deal with drug abuse.

Tramadol: Our go to illicit drug

Painkillers are all the rave for recreational drug users the world over nowadays; in Nigeria, the favourite of them is tramadol, an over the counter pain medication that is at the fulcrum of a very present drug problem.
On Tuesday, Twitter user @KoloKennethK tweeted his account of a major drug bust involving billions of naira worth of Tramadol at Lagos’ Apapa Port.
39m tablets of Tramadol, worth N3bn with above prescription quantity per tablet seized at Apapa.”, the tweet read.
As astounding as the figures are, it only confirms something that the thousands of empty drug tabs on the streets of cities like Lagos and Kano have been trying to tell us.
Tramadol is at the heart of Nigeria's drug problem  Tramadol is at the heart of Nigeria's drug problem
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Nigeria’s drug problem is sufficiently documented, even though a walk through the streets will tell you a more vivid story.
Where conversations about drug abuse come up, fingers are most commonly pointed at marijuana and codeine.
Reports like the aforementioned tweet and emerging social trends show that we may have been wrong: Tramadol, a seemingly harmless drug sold over-the-counter to anyone with a buck, may be Nigeria’s problem drug.

What is Tramadol?

Tramadol is an opioid analgesic. It is prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is considered a safer alternative to other narcotic analgesics like hydrocodone, and methadone.
It is delivered in two forms. For medical purposes, such as surgeries or for severe pain, it is given as intravenously as an injection or passed as drips.
It is also sold in Nigeria as an over-the-counter medication in green capsules of between 50mg to 400mg.
Drug abuse is becoming a serious issue in Nigeria play Drug abuse is becoming a serious issue in Nigeria
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When taken in pill form at high doses, some of its less desirous side-effects include nausea, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, and dry mouth.
In the inverse, tramadol can produce a euphoric high similar to another commonly abused opiate medication, oxycodone (OxyContin).
In addition to this high, it is also abused for the feeling of numbness from pain, lucidity and extreme alertness that it gives by heightening the senses.
The numbness that Tramadol brings is one of the main reasons why it has become a drug of choice. Users describe the feeling of being high on Tramadol as “forgetting everything that doesn’t matter”.
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