HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Despite the oil and gas market downturn, North Dakota’s increased crime rates, sparked during the boom, show no signs of braking. Amid Slowdown, Bakken Drug Arrests, Violence Continue, uniquely offers details relevant to industry professionals. The article takes an investigative look at how the influx of highly-paid oilfield workers fueled tensions with local residents, the crimes that followed, and why the chaos remains.
“Limited opportunities for spending their income have created a market for drugs,” said Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter in Congressional testimony. “The crime in the Bakken is not just a Montana problem or a North Dakota problem. It is truly a regional problem.”
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