We need more law enforcement to severely punish anyone caught dealing heroin and prescription pills in Maine. The penalty should be so severe that dealers will think twice about coming to Maine.

I’m not talking about addicts; I’m talking about the people who make them addicts. Make them go somewhere else with their drugs. No drugs, no people hooked, no need for rehab. Crime would plummet.

Give the dealers life in prison or the death penalty and maybe that would make them think twice about doing business in Maine. I believe we need to give compassion and help to those addicted, but stopping the flow of drugs as a first line of defense would save many souls.

Gary HopkinsManchester

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