“Believe it or not, as a high school teenager, [heroine] was easier for us to get than alcohol,” he said. “It’s cheaper than anything out there.”That's because alcohol is legal and restricted and heroin is prohibited and unrestricted.
But I guess it's only newsworthy when rich white kids get hooked.
Here's the story in the New York Times.
[from Peter Moskos's Cop in the Hood]