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No ‘Twinkie defense’

I work in the emergency room at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and have seen my far share of “tweakers,” and have dealt with amphetamine psychosis up close and personal. I would hate for the article “Crazy on meth” (June 7) to act as a catapult to launch a legal defense for the slaying of Drew Reynolds or anyone else left in the aftermath of this epidemic.

We do not need platforms of paranoid delusions, such as UFOs or demons, to act as the new “Twinkie defense.” All things aside, I would want the person or persons responsible held to the same standards as drunk drivers, thieves, rapists, and murderers. After all, we as law-abiding citizens are held accountable for our actions, so why not the ones breaking the law?

Maybe it’s time for a zero tolerance law to be put in effect!



Eric Ribble

Grass Valley


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