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Addicted Illinois: Experts Concerned Over Ease of Access to Illegal Drugs

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Addicted Illinois WICS ABC NewsChannel 20 | May 2024

In this Gateway-sponsored segment of Addicted Illinois, WICS ABC NewsChannel 20 reporters talk to experts about concerns regarding the ease of access to illicit pills. Technology is making it easier than ever to buy illegal drugs online. According to the DEA, obtaining illicit pills is just as easy as ordering Uber Eats. One common method for buying illegal drugs online is through gaming platforms like Xbox. This is particularly alarming because the DEA says 22 American teenagers die every week due to illegal drug use. The DEA has requested funding to send 13 agents to Mexico to stop deadly drugs such as fentanyl from being sold online and shipped into the United States.

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