Like we said in our Home Invasion News story of August 16, people who either deal or use drugs (or both) are more likely to be targets of “home invasion” than the average person. As near as we can tell, 40% to 55% of media-reported “home invasion” crimes mention “drugs” in the report.
The story we ran across yesterday out of Ohio on August 22, makes the point for us.
Under the following headline — Updated: Police Trying to Determine if Home Invasion Victims Were Targeted — the report from the North Canton Patch, says, “Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home of a couple who were tied up and robbed Saturday morning, and now they’re trying to determine if the couple was targeted.”
The story goes on to report, “North Canton police say a couple who were tied up and robbed early Saturday could face charges of drug possession after they found scales, baggies and marijuana in their home.”
No wonder the police are looking. Drug disputes that turn into a “home invasion” cost taxpayers an ugly penny to investigate, prosecute, and punish.