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Help or prison for drug addicts

I wholeheartedly concur with Mr. Ackerman’s point. (“WMDs are here in Nevada County.”) However, he does not go far enough.

Yes, law enforcement does need to do its job better. Ultimately, however, the real job is for the courts to start a zero tolerance policy for addicts. If an addict doesn’t get treatment, then he or she needs to go to prison for a long, long time.

If someone is in quicksand, you can throw them a rope, reach down with your arm, or extend a branch to them so that they can get out. However, the addict has to work a little also to grab the rope, arm or branch – if they don’t they go under.

So it goes for the addict. Either they grab the help or they go under. Under in this case means prison. At least then they will no longer be able to butcher our beautiful county, our families, and our society.

Dan J. Elsom

Penn Valley

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