The heroin addict next door

Where we live is vital. My clients often ask about crime rates. They want to live in safe neighborhoods, and if they have children or plan to have children, they want to live in the neighborhood with the best school districts.

My nephew David lived in an affluent suburb of Chicago that was chosen by his parents because of the excellent school district and low crime rates. He was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout, and my brother was a Scout leader.

But technology has made business easier for everyone, even heroin dealers. They sell the deadly drug with mobile phones and car-to-car transactions. The deals can take place in mall parking lots, at gas stations and in suburbs.

Dealers will come to you; it’s what’s known as the pizza-delivery business model. Much like real estate agents and Ub…