Illegal drugs abound everywhere. The big cities, small towns, the country, your neighborhood and mine. The scourge of our nation is right here next door, down the street, in the alley and on the street. The fight goes on to save a whole generation of adults as well the future generation of young people coming up.
Everyday we read about some movie star, athlete, politician or just your average citizen being caught up in “the drug problem.” Probably every family in Logan County is effected directly or indirectly. You might not realize it, but you are.
Many of the crimes in our county are drug related. Either the addict is stealing to support his or her habit, causing auto accidents that are sometimes fatal or causing great harm to their family or their selves. They are also causing higher taxes to help pay for the law enforcement officers, more jail cells, hospital workers and the like.
The greatest tragedy is the loss of good human beings that could be productive members of society. Good mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. People who could love and be loved. People and humans that are important to us all.
Sheriff Wallace Whitaker, his officers and the Drug Task force are to be commended for the job they are doing to help rid our county of illegal drugs and the individuals that sale these drugs. A get tough policy is the best policy in my eyes. If Logan County develops the reputation that we will not tolerate drug sales in our county and that if you sale drugs in our county you are going to jail; then most likely the sellers and pushers will soon depart for safer territory.
If the parents, schools and churches will do their part. If the law enforcement officers do their part. If the prosecutors will prosecute and the judges convict then Logan County is well on the way to being a far better and safer place. Thank you to those who are doing their jobs.
S.M. “Dick” Dickerson