Tears of happiness is what I experienced when I read “Bradenton/Palmetto drug leader arrested with wife!” — regarding Robert and Elizabeth Reyes.
The one question I ask myself: How many deaths can be contributed to their actions along with their dealers? This team had millions in cash, 32 vehicles, guns, room full of drugs, multiple homes — and law enforcement hasn’t even shown the contents of each home and their lifestyle here and outside of Bradenton and Palmetto. One needs to ask if there are any family members this team sent money to outside of this area or the United States.
I made this statement quite a few times to a couple of young people who are doing well but still fighting the desire of using. I wonder how many more struggling addicts would fall into this category.
“Here you are, working hard between 40 to 60 hours a week, never missing a day of work and you take your hard earned money to give to a “S#%@” who sits on his lazy behind, collects your hard earned money, doesn’t care what you pawn, how long you worked, what you steal, just as long as he gets your cash so you can support his lifestyle!”
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The worst: When an addict dies or is near death because the cut of fentanyl into the heroin was too great. Do you think this team cared? You know the answer.
Many parents who are dealing with the heartache of having a child, who is a drug addict, should be relieved that one major, viable source is now removed from society.
Thank you to all law enforcement involved in this bust.
Elizabeth M. Sullivan