Well That’s Unpleasant: America’s Version of the Black Death

These are the people who build the machines our soldiers fly from sea to shining sea and beyond?

FBI agents raided a military helicopter factory outside Philadelphia Thursday morning and arrested three dozen people for the illegal distribution and attempted possession of prescription drugs, including the powerful painkiller Oxycontin.

The Boeing Rotorcraft Systems plant in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania makes the H-47 Chinook and the V-22 Osprey for the U.S. military. All but one of those charged are employees or former employees, said Zane Memeger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Drugs, drug abuse, and drug abusers: America’s version of the Black Death.

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