CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- A Chicago-area heroin addict on home confinement has been able to purchase heroin on the Internet and have the drug delivered to his home, his mother said.
"I thought that maybe drug dealers were coming to my house," the woman said, but learned her son, 21, has been ordering drugs from websites. She added the drugs arrive at their suburban Chicago home in U. S. Postal Service Express Mail envelopes.
The mother and son asked WBBM-TV, Chicago, not to reveal their names, but the television station said it easily found websites offering heroin, Ecstasy and steroids.
"There's no paper trail of anything you're doing," the son said, adding, "Everything here (online) is generally more expensive than you'd pay on the street."
"It absolutely needs to be shut down," said the mother of the website sales. "People need to know that this is a way for people who are addicts to get their hands on drugs that can kill them."