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Friday, March 29, 2013

Half Empty/Half Full

Law enforcement announced yet another big drug bust yesterday.  It involved trafficking from Monroe County to New York.

This is the third big drug ring bust so far this year, and there have been countless smaller arrests.

It's another of those glass half empty, versus glass half full arguments.

It's nice to see bad guys off the streets, and everyone will tell you drugs are one of the reasons society is falling apart.

On the other hand, it's arrest, after arrest, after arrest.  Are we really putting a dent in drug trafficking?

And if you need more to debate, are people using drugs because there's so much out there, or is trafficking up because demand is high?

There are no easy answers.  There are no simple solutions.

Police just have to keep at it, and it seems like it's impossible to stay ahead of the problem.