So what do we do? These days almost every property crime and financial crime I investigate has a heroin and/or methamphetamine nexus. Addicts are committing hundreds of millions of dollars in crimes to support these habits. They will be incarcerated for the crimes if only just to protect society.
We have gang wars brewing over distribution of this poison. And no, it's not pharmaceuticals, that's how it started, but these days the addicts are smoking and shooting brown tar heroin and meth at record rates.
We have a severe lack of affordable treatment options, which is part of the solution, but you can't force an addict into treatment, they have to be ready to go. Cutting off supply, with the assistance of the Mexican government would also be part of a comprehensive solution.
She's not talking about invading Mexico, but its obvious the Mexican government is overwhelmed by the drug lords. If our better funded DEA could be of assistance, why not help to cut off the head of the snake?