The New Opioid Dealers

Capsules spilled on cash

The elderly are prescribed opiate painkillers at the highest rate in the country, and some of those drugs are finding their way to the street. The elderly have become an important source of the illicit opiates that are fueling the addiction epidemic. For some elderly on fixed incomes, selling drugs is simply a way of making ends meet.

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