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Cocaine, handgun found in San Diego State University’s gym locker

Published On: 02-27-2018 in Category: cocaine

Cocaine, handgun found in San Diego State University’s gym locker

In an unexpected discovery, authorities found prescription drugs, cocaine and a weapon inside a gym locker at San Diego State University (SDSU) on Feb. 20, 2018. The raid was a joint effort by officials from the Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). According to DEA Special Agent Amy Roderick, a 25-year-old man of San Diego was arrested for his alleged involvement in the case. The 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art gym — Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) — in the SDSU is known for its high quality programs and services to encourage healthy living.

Though investigating officers haven’t yet tested the prescription drugs to determine what type of pills they are, they later confirmed that the seized weapon was a handgun. As of now, it remains unclear whether the accused, Christopher Hudson, is a student at the SDSU. Hudson is scheduled to be produced in court in the next few days. The ARC is a public gym open to any student or outsider, who is ready to pay for limited-use passes or long-term membership.

Increasing number of young Americans, particularly those in their teens and early to mid-twenties, are getting addicted to mind-altering substances, party drugs, and prescription opioids due to peer pressure and the need to excel in all spheres of life. They are generally ill informed about the side effects of these drugs and dangers of possible overdose. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in that year, 5.2 million young adults aged 18 to 25 had a past year substance use disorder (SUD).

Cocaine is a deadly drug

Snorting, ingesting or inhaling cocaine triggers a massive dopamine surge, leading to euphoric sensations and causing users to indulge in repeated use of the drug. An extended use of cocaine can produce permanent modifications in the brain’s pleasure centers and other interrelated systems, pushing individuals toward abuse and total dependence. Besides alcohol, cocaine is the most common drug that causes the maximum number of emergency room visits nationwide. Nevertheless, the use of cocaine is predominant among middle and upper classes of society crossing all barriers of age, sex, ethnicity and professional backgrounds. After 2006, the largest number of overdose deaths involving cocaine were reported in 2015 in the country.

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, which could lead to both physical and psychological dependence. The DEA categorizes cocaine as a Schedule II drug, along with fentanyl, methamphetamine, methadone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, Adderall, and Ritalin, which implies that it is a dangerous drug with high potential for abuse. However, cocaine addiction can be treated with timely medical intervention.

Battling menace of addiction

If you or your loved one is battling addiction to cocaine or any other substance, seek treatment immediately. The San Diego Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 619-567-2107 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.

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