The Internet remembers. Everything. In most cases, that's good news as people can explore an almost limitless, and still growing, supply of information dating back decades. That supply, though, includes criminal records that employers, higher institutions and landlords easily can access, making it nearly impossible for people to conceal or detach from their pasts.
Recent headlines about University of Minnesota wrestlers being involved in the use and sale of benzodiazepines (like Xanax, Valium and Ativan), as well as this story of a Macalester College athlete facing criminal charges relating to his own use and sale of Xanax have led some to wonder if a new avenue of drug-related crimes is coming to our state. Minnesota has had problems with some drugs, namely methamphetamine and prescription opiates such as OxyContin and Percocet, for some time, but experts like Dr. Joseph Lee, director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Youth Continuum, suggest that the use and sale of benzodiazepines has become a huge issue here in recent years.