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"We have a specific family that's been targeted but I don't think there's been a threat to any other members of the community," he said. "I cautioned them they are a target and I cautioned them, 'Be armed.'"
No one has officially offered a motive, but speculation is running rampant about how the marijuana signals some connection to a Mexican drug cartel. That is largely fueled by the fact that in 2012, BCI agents — during their annual hunt for marijuana plants — found 1,200 plants growing on a Pike County hillside. They also found abandoned camps with evidence that Mexican nationals had stayed there. At the time, DeWine said he suspected the work of a cartel.
originally posted by: CharlieHustle
I grew up about 2 miles from the site. Was friends with Josh Rhoden in elementary school, though i havent seen him for 20 yrs.
There's always been pot grown around there. It's so rural and wooded, it's perfect. Riding 4-wheelers was always something we did with caution. If you saw something, just keep riding, don't stop.
Now, hard drugs are so rampant in that area (all of Ohio really) that i can't imagine pot was the only thing involved. Way more $$$ in heroin. Don't be surprised if everything gets tracked through Portsmouth on the river. Rough town.
Heroin use in the US has grown by a staggering amount in recent years.
A report issued this summer by the Centers for Disease Control found the number of heroin users in the US had grown by almost 300,000 over the last decade, and the increase has occurred among men and women in almost every age group and at all income levels.
originally posted by: syrinx high priest
its been reported the shooting victims were shot in their sleep, so that implies a silencer, right ?
I don't think the local competition kills your whole family, this is high level stuff, they pissed off a top guy at a cartel/mafia level
I bet they never find the killers