Drug use and the sale of it are really bad all over in the state of Texas. Of course, anyone that knows about what all goes on in Mexico to the south aren't surprised by the first sentence.
I have done my part to try and put a dent in it or at least stop it at some locations. That has not been done without risking my own safety and that of loved ones. There have been some times that people engaged in illegal drug activity have tried to run me out by using fear tactics and also vandalism and other methods.
Last week some drug thugs moved into the area and my gut instinct told me that these were some bad apples. The very next day my instinct proved accurate once again. Well, lets just say that the heat was turned up on them. When that was done they scattered like mice.
One thing that irritates me isn't just the drugs, but among other things, these people purposely buy crotch rockets to evade the police. Some law enforcement agencies won't pursue a speeding motorcycle unless there's a warrant or a major crime has been committed. One reason for that is that when a motorcyclist is being chased in populated areas, there's a greater risk of innocent motorists and property owners being injured or worse. Often times, the motorcyclist doesn't survive the chase that usually ends in a crash.
The fact that certain LE agencies won't enage as easily to chase them is why many drug dealers take advantage of this. It has given these type motorcycles a bad name and image in this area. These people have usually taunted the police and will ride wheelies in front of them and use finger gestures. They'll blast right on past an officer using a radar or laser to observe traffic speed. Some police officers have let it get the best of them and have ended up doing things they have regretted. For some, it has meant an end to their LE jobs.
Right now, I'm dealing with a woman and her family that owns many rent houses. It has been said that they own more than 60 houses and also several other properties and businesses. Personally, I think they are connected with the narcotics sales, but can't prove it. She rents to anything with cash. This has caused law enforcement to not like her or her family. Law enforcement officers and anyone living near these houses are the ones who have to deal with it.
I've been stressed after this latest run-in with the drug thugs. They are pretty rough people and are very street wise. Eventually I'm going to relocate, but I know that the drug problem is everywhere. Some places it isn't as obvious as it is in other locations. Should also mention that the other crime that comes with the drugs is also what angers me. You could say I've seen it all and it hasn't been fun. One time, they shot my dog when I wasn't home and tried to break into the house.