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Greensboro’s pot not
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WORLD & NATION
BY NICOLE ZELNIKER
Throughout the United States, Mexican drug
cartels sell marijuana to dealers, who in turn
sell it to anyone willing to buy. Circulating in
most major U.S. cities, the amount of drugs
has spiked sharply in recent years, as has the
number of drug-related deaths, according to
the National Post.
In Greensboro, most of the drug traffic is
controlled by one group.
"This part of North Carolina has always
been under the control of (one specific)
cartel," said Greensboro Police Department
Detective Clarence Schoolfield. "It's been ^ -
that way for years. They're still in the f
trade. Anything cartel-related will come
back to them in some shape or fashion."
The cartel's drug trafficking affects both the
U.S. and Mexico.
"There's been a lot of violence in Mexico,"
said Schoolfield. "That violence is centered
around the cartels and who controls the drug
Unlike other cities, however, Greensboro is
also located near local farms, where farmers
grow their own marijuana.
See marijuana | Page 7
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