Wise County Drug Bust
Drugs are a problem in SWVA. In a large drug bust Wednesday police rounded up over 20 individuals for selling dope. The big story is that most of these dealers received their pills from Internet sources. Our Commonwealth Attorney Chad Dotson (You may have heard of him) had this to say:
"Much of the investigation undertaken involves the use of the Internet to procure drugs for resale," Dotson said. "We have information that there is a pretty substantial network (locally) that uses the Internet for their purposes. (Street Sweeper 2) represents a strike at the heart of that."
He said the county's latest crackdown is meant to send a message to those in Wise County who flout drug laws.
"The nature of the investigation is that it's in the shadows, it's watching, it's listening, it's gathering evidence. You are being watched, and you will be caught eventually," Dotson said.
The latest crackdown is merely another phase "in an ongoing battle" to get illicit drugs "off our streets and keep them off our streets for as long as we can," Dotson said. (LINK) Bold print by me.
This forward thinking should be applauded in my county. I wonder how many of those drugs came from Canada? That is something we should consider when they talk about opening up trade for drugs with them. Just how many of these drugs will end up on the street is the question. Sure we all want cheaper meds , but how can we regulate the buyers?