Many people believe that you have to live in a heavily populated place in order to see drug crimes, but this is not the case at all. In fact, there are some small towns where these things are more common than they are in urban areas. I used to live in Boston and I moved away from there because of violence and crime statistics, but the place I live in now is full of people who abuse drugs.
It seems like people are so bored because there is not much to do and some of them look to drugs for excitement. I did not realize this before I moved here, but I am fairly certain I would have still made this choice since it is better than a lot of the other towns that are around me.
I think it is funny when people in small towns like Goodlettsville, TN talk about how bad things never happen to them. Sure they are not all bustling with murders and that type of thing, but they have drug crimes just like the rest of the United States. In fact, there was a big drug sting a couple of months ago and four gang members ended up being arrested.
The sad thing is that there really is no way to escape these things unless you move to a rural community that is in the middle of nowhere. Even then, there is a chance that your closest neighbor is running a meth lab out of their barn. The best thing to do is to make sure that you and all of your loved ones are able to prevent themselves from becoming a part of this by staying away from drugs and people who use them. That is probably the only thing that can save you all from harm.