The tragic case reflects a rise in children using and selling Class A drugs.
VICE News spoke to a drug gang about the challenges they have faced since mid-March, including $125,000 of heroin going missing and the fact they owe their cocaine supplier over half a million dollars.
Eric survived a tough childhood to run cocaine sales in a string of north London pubs and bars. Along the way, he's seen the capital transformed by gentrification and new drug cultures. This is his story.
Most Russian drug dealers don't hand off drugs anymore—they stash them in geotagged hiding spots ready for pickup by online buyers.
"Prices on an ounce [of weed] have gone up from £160 to £240."
A conversation with the person behind Shotta Texts, the popular Instagram handle that posts classic exchanges between dealers and customers.
I've had to tell a bunch of them I'm no longer in business.
The search warrant application even asks what games the suspect played and their progress.
“I love living here. It’s wonderful—everybody knows everybody, respects everybody, even the bandits.”
"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."