Use radioactive tracers in illegal substances to find drug dealers and stash houses
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- It's a major problem with over 500,000 people incarcerated in the United States on drug charges, The majority of these are small fry and the big fish still get away with it.
- 80% of said arrests are for possession, which means that a lot of money and effort is spent treating the symptoms rather than the actual problem.
- A little radiation exposure is not harmful seeing how many applications there are for it in the field of medicine.
- This method could help find the sellers and distributors, effectively cutting off the trade at the roots.
- Radioactive isotopes have varying half-lives, meaning there is no limit to how long or short the operation can last.
- Since the substance in qestion is illegal and detrimental to the body but the users have already committed to its use, I doubt there would be any ethical constraints to using this approach.