Jerry From on High
and Charlie at Good Sense
both take issue with the growing Meth problem in SWVA. High unemployment always lead to increased crime, but I never dreamed we would see meth labs in abundance in SWVA. Charlie's info states:
- 26 meth labs were seized in Washington County alone in 2005
- Approximately 80 to 90 percent of Washington County’s crime is drug related
- We’re starting to see a large influx of meth from out of state.
That is some scary stuff. When I was young the worst thing was drinking some booze and smoking a little homegrown. No one was dying or stealing except for the rare traffic accident that was a result of intoxication. If a neighbor was stealing or messing with powdered drugs they were told on or received a ass whooping by the partiers. Those people gave the weekend drunks and potheads a bad name. Things took care of themselves.
Jerry blames some of this on our Feckless congress critter Rick Boucher. His failed tourism B/S and his lack of recruiting real jobs has definitely promoted high unemployment. Boucher's Folly indeed. We deserve better.