Cutting off drug dealers does more
As someone who has watched friends suffer from drug addiction, I strongly agree with Hannah Butler of Warren when she writes that instead of focusing on catching drug users, we should focus more on catching the drug dealers. (”Cut off drugs at the source, the dealers, not the users,” May 6.)
We don’t sit back to think that we aren’t getting rid of the drugs, we are just simply getting rid of the drug dealers’ money. The Mentor Police Department caught wind of a drug bust when they stopped a 2007 Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation. The Mentor police K9, Bo, alerted the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.
Officers seized $100,000 of drug proceeds. Although Lee Davis, the man accused, denied owning the drugs, he is clearly a drug dealer. (”Mentor Police make major drug bust.”)
With getting rid of these drugs, it is clear that the police department got rid of a drug dealer. This seized more drugs than just catching drug users.