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LePage's War ON Drugs
02-08-2014, 08:52 PM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2014 09:08 PM by Col. Frank Slade.)
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LePage's War ON Drugs
The Governor of Maine Paul LePage recently announced during his State of the State address that he was supporting a Policy position for a renewed War ON Drugs starting in 2014. With the historical record reflecting, that to date, all efforts to institute any War On Drugs have been utter failures on all fronts.

There is no disputing the fact that drugs in the news have spiked to all times highs in Maine. Cuts to MaineCare and drug addiction programs have resulted in an increased demand for hard street drugs like heroine.

Maine DEA hasn’t made a press release since 2010. MDEA

Who knows if they will start making any new news updates on the MDEA site now that a new War ON Drugs has been re-declared by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Maine .

In this thread I will attempt to make a collection of recent headlines involving drug busts and activities in Maine. Let’s see how this War unfolds out in the field and how any personal liberties are violated in the process of fighting a War that cannot be won. The social collateral damages of drugs in Maine have already taken a huge toll; now let’s see what the Government can do to further the cause.

The burden of this collateral damage will shift from MaineCare supported addicts to prisoners of War taken to the local klink, where they still can't find a funding mechanism to pay for the POW Camps!

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02-08-2014, 09:02 PM
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
At least the "collateral damage" you speak of will be forced to go cold turkey while in the klink, rather than uncle sugar feeding them chemical babysitting formula in the form of methadone and suboxone.

Is it considered a conspiracy if they really are after you?Huh
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02-08-2014, 09:07 PM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2014 09:55 PM by Col. Frank Slade.)
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
Meth Labs Busted Up In York County









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Quote:Joy and another man were arrested in October on charges of robbery after they allegedly took prescription pills by force from a 54-year-old Oak Point Road resident in Trenton. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Joy and Joshua Smith, 30, of Milford assaulted, threatened and restrained the victim before they left with his pills.

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02-08-2014, 10:27 PM
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
Have you ever met a kid that said, "When I grow up, I want to be a junkie"? This behavior is not contagious like the flu. It is not genetic like some cancers. It is a choice.
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02-08-2014, 10:35 PM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2014 12:16 AM by Col. Frank Slade.)
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
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Roger would like to sum up the entire issue of drug use under free will. The word “junky” implies judgment of an immediate lesser standing due to addictive traits. Perhaps the addict would be less addicted to chemical dependency if less judgment were cast in their general direction.

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Mark 12:31

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02-09-2014, 12:26 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2014 01:06 AM by Col. Frank Slade.)
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Nobel Stand On Maine Babies

Quote:LePage said that 927 "drug-addicted babies" were born in Maine in 2013, more than 7 percent of all births. Speaking to the Legislature during his State of the State address, the governor called the births a "troubling epidemic" that was "tearing at the social fabric of our communities."


Who can not feel compassion for the unborn child that has no choice in the matter of drug exposure. It's a hard line to draw in the sand, but the dealers are simply pawns in a much bigger landscape. If the money flow from the War ON Drugs became more clear the true enemy of the people would be brought out into the stoplight.

Interdeder show Maine Drug Crimes in past 30 days, not to mention crimes associated with drug activates that have not been solved or linked.






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02-09-2014, 08:39 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2014 08:48 AM by Ugene.)
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Saying "sorry" for someone else's bad behavior choices is sometimes enough to make them think it's OK to make those choices.
But..........saying "sorry" makes some people feel good.

It's a hard row to hoe, for sure.
Just like the money spent ending a bad marriage.
I'TS WORTH IT.






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Quote:Joy and another man were arrested in October on charges of robbery after they allegedly took prescription pills by force from a 54-year-old Oak Point Road resident in Trenton. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Joy and Joshua Smith, 30, of Milford assaulted, threatened and restrained the victim before they left with his pills.
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02-09-2014, 09:05 AM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2014 06:02 AM by Moving Forward.)
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
Here's a related story from yesterday's PPH:

Maine police charge 8 after raiding two suspected meth labs
One possible lab is found in a pickup truck near a movie theater, the other in a home in Oxford County.

"McCausland said the eight are being held at the Oxford County Jail in Paris. Bail has been set at $100,000 bond or $75,000 cash for David Thompson and $75,000 bond or $50,000 cash for the other seven. Hart is also being held on a probation violation."

Source: http://www.pressherald.com/news/Evidence...eople.html
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Since alcohol is also a drug, does anyone know if this stronger push will involve tighter DUI laws and enforcement in Maine?

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02-09-2014, 01:24 PM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2014 01:33 PM by Truth or Consequences.)
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RE: LePage's War ON Drugs
Excellent thread. I do agree with hiring more DEA Officer's to catch dealers, Meth Lab's are highly explosive which creates a second issue and safety hazard for neighbors, schools, etc.

My concern is those that may have an addicition because of an accident, injury or disease may very well need assistance. Are people opposed for acute pain to be treated in a medical clinical setting? I think that there needs to be an in-patient facility for those that are convicted of a crime that have formed an addiction thru the use of prescribed drugs. If a woman is Pregnant there are drugs that she may take that will stop a baby from being addicted. Providing a clinical atmosphere is clearly essential. This is a horrible epidemic. Perhaps people need to be sentenced to an in-patient clinical setting for a substantial period of time. While sentenced they most work, study, etc.

There has been a rapid increase in drugs, meth labs and robbing pharmacies in Maine. When we are locating drug dealers, labs, etc. we need to make sure they are off the streets. I disagree that everybody selects to be an addict. There are many addicts that become addicted thru prescription drugs and then turn to street drugs, etc.

For those suffering in acute pain, they need to make sure they are seeing a qualified physician when receiving Narcotics vs. buying street drugs, herion/meth, etc.

I think it is two-folded. I agree with Governors Lepage's plan for DEA officers to investigate the more serious crimes. And we need to make sure acute pain is being managed by qualified physicians, even if this becomes a life-time of pain medications for those that suffer in acute pain. We need to open a door for those that are addicts to receive clinical treatment without the threat of arrest. It should be in a in-patient setting or the courts need to sentence addicts to an in-patient setting.

There are no easy answers with this growing epidemic with the "War on Drugs", but certianly rehabilitation in a mandatory in-patient clinical environment with rules, work, study sounds like a more workable solution.
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02-09-2014, 04:16 PM
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Who will pay for all these feel good plans?

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