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Voice of the People

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

Work together to stop drug problem

Drugs continue to be a horrible problem for the Tri-State area. I would like to applaud the local law enforcement for all they do trying to control street-level drugs. But that is not enough and as long as the drugs are allowed to be transported to our area, there will always be more than enough users to buy it. I still believe that in addition to what is being done, we need to work more closely with other agencies here at home as well as all along the routes being used to transport these drugs. It shouldn't matter who catches the dope as long as it doesn't get to our streets and children.

When police departments in other states such as Michigan or Ohio suspect a load is departing that area en route to another, they should pick up the phone and let the other departments along that route know so there would be a much better chance of it being stopped before delivery. I would like to see a shared computer site of some kind where only members of law enforcement have access and where this type of information could be more easily shared.

If we really wish to beat this drug problem, we need to start working better together in order to get it done.

I do know something about this as I have worked for more than 20 years fighting our country's drug war on the federal and local levels. I can see it getting worse and worse while our police departments continue to use the same techniques as always to fight it. What they are doing doesn't seem to be enough, so I recommend that we all take heed of any suggestions that might help stop drugs and might even make a difference.

Gregory Lawson

Barboursville

 

Museum tour was a great experience

My family and I were treated to a tour of the Huntington Museum of Radio and Technology by volunteer Jack Woodrum recently. The tour included vintage radio, computer, military communication and ham radio displays. Our group consisted of ages 17-77, and all thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers and Huntington for providing us with a great destination experience.

Emma Smith-Dennis

Plano, Texas

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