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To The Editor:
We are all aware of drug-related tragedies in our small community. The heroin problem is not new in The Valley and we all know who the culprits are. Yet the sheriff's department and state police have done nothing to address this deadly serious situation. They have cracked down on drunk driving and speeding to the point that it has seriously hurt business.
Don't get me wrong; these are also serious offenses that put the public at danger. But what could be more dangerous to our society than to let the next generation of our young people slip into crime, addiction and disease, like AIDs and hepatitis. How many more kids have to die before the authorities deem it necessary to act? I'm afraid it may have to come down to someone being shot before action is taken.
We, the citizens of The Valley, need to let the state police and sheriff's department know that, while well intentioned, their actions have been somewhat misguided. Let's get our priorities in order before another young person dies.