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The major cause of the heroin epidemic in the area is . . .

  1. It's cheap and easy to obtain
  2. The punishments for drug use and distribution aren't stiff enough
  3. The family foundations have broken down to the point where there isn't the moral fiber for potential users to resist it
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above
 
 
 
 
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Steelman

Oct-08-13 7:25 AM

Why is it always someone else’s fault? Someone gave my son/daughter this and got them hooked. Seems like parents are shucking their responsibilities. If a child is raised with strong morals this should not be an issue regardless of who moves into the area. The dealers would have to keep moving if there were no buyers. As for it being the driller’s fault we are just looking to place the blame on someone else again. Pick up the newspaper. Everyday there is another meth lab in Berwick being busted. This has been an issue well before any drilling began. Let start taking the responsibility and stop placing the blame on others.

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bethrobinson

Oct-07-13 11:34 PM

Who is financially profiting? It always comes back to that question doesn't it?

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bethrobinson

Oct-07-13 11:30 PM

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 9:11 AM

"...just in case you didn't know judgeanddisillusioned those gas workers are subjected to a lot of urinalysis testing so they wouldn't be here long if they was druggies..." - Garben78

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That's the irony of the whole situation.

Drugs, like H/m e t h/alcohol/c o c a i n e, are no-longer detectable, MUCH-more quickly than cannabinoids.

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See:

NORML's Model Workplace Policy for Cannabis

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 8:59 AM

"We live in a lazy society that expects everyone else to do for us..." - Smid1972

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...And, the folks, who print/sell "Support Our Troops"-bumperstickers, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 8:56 AM

Lets face it folks.... if our population would not do drugs then there would be no buyers so the sellers would have to move out. On the REAL side is we all need to have a moral foundation and family structure to resist the pouring in of drugs." - JRE6388

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People (like you) are gonna HAVE to get-used to the idea that people will ALWAYS get "loaded". They always have.

Their choice of "mini-vacations" (within the confines of their own home), is nobody's business, but their own.

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See:

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 8:44 AM

jeff you are correct to an extent, those aren't the major cities it's coming from, plus we are getting a lot of area non-residents (jersey shore, lock haven, muncy, etc etc.) that are coming to willpo to buy it. The problem isn't just within our residents. Willpo has become the epicenter for drug trafficking." - Smid1972

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Everyone remember to say..."THANKS, Afghanistan!!!"

It's an old story.....

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See:

The Oliver North File - The George Washington University

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 8:40 AM

"It's the scumbag creeps that come from Philly, Jersey and New York City." - jeff33

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Ah, yes...it's "other peoples' kids" who are a "bad-influence", right??

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JohnMBower

Oct-06-13 12:10 AM

Why is it that no blame is assigned to the hospitals and doctors that over-prescribe opioid painkillers such as fentanyl, hydrocodone and oxycodone?

Ask a 'h e r o i n' addict how they got their start and more often than not, it was one of the above.

Your typical high school junkie doesn't get his first taste from some 'Philly influx' drug pusher in the schoolyard, he gets it from grandma's medicine cabinet.

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Garben78

Oct-04-13 9:55 PM

I haven't seen nothing but local addresses of the dope heads who are busted and I have yet to see out of towners names in the paper for drugs I have seen a few for DUI but no drugs just in case you didn't know judgeanddisillusioned those gas workers are subjected to a lot of urinalysis testing so they wouldn't be here long if they was druggies as far back as I can remember its been a growing problem since nasty old Jesse blooming idiot brought it here

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Smid1972

Oct-04-13 11:46 AM

judgeandjury, although I agree that these gas workers have increased the population and crime, the truth to the matter is that there has been a drug problem in this and other counties for some years now. To sit and blame all this on fracking is ludicrous. The simple answer to this problem is the people. Do you blame the users or the dealers or do you blame the people next door that watch it and do nothing? The landlords (not all) allow them to live in their rental units? Everyone wants to blame the police and the mayor, last time I checked their job was to keep us safe not babysit your kids, not keep you from fighting with your spouse. You want a drug free community? Then we ALL need to do our diligence to make sure they go away. We live in a lazy society that expects everyone else to do for us, until we take responsibility, get up and take a stand it will only get worse.

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Judgeandjury

Oct-03-13 4:05 PM

***********foodandwaterwatch****/reports/the-social-costs-of-fracking/

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JRE6388

Oct-03-13 11:59 AM

Lets face it folks.... if our population would not do drugs then there would be no buyers so the sellers would have to move out. On the REAL side is we all need to have a moral foundation and family structure to resist the pouring in of drugs.

More attention is needed to report the drug houses in our community and the license plates of the drug dealers vehicles.

All need to take this more seriously and get involved on neighborhood watches.

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spike2

Oct-03-13 7:53 AM

I hate polls. No option to punish dealers and seek and support treatment for addicts. Two different animals. One is for profit .@

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Smid1972

Oct-02-13 5:07 PM

jeff you are correct to an extent, those aren't the major cities it's coming from, plus we are getting a lot of area non-residents (jersey shore, lock haven, muncy, etc etc.) that are coming to willpo to buy it. The problem isn't just within our residents. Willpo has become the epicenter for drug trafficking.

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jeff33

Oct-02-13 4:46 PM

It's the scumbag creeps that come from Philly, Jersey and New York City. Since the influx started coming in the mid 80s go back where you came from!

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CaveFelem

Oct-02-13 10:06 AM

Let's just hope krokodil doesn't make it here. Cheaper than h e r o i n, with a similar high that doesn't last as long.

USA Today "Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA".

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