Why does it seem that the Hazleton police department only catches drug dealers/suppliers when someone OD's or while responding to a call about something completely unrelated? Are drugs really as big of a problem as most people around the Luzerne county area see them? Both of those questions can be answered simply. Its because the people that supply the illegal substances, if they are smart anyway, make sure to stay under radar and out of police view. Drugs are not the real problem its the people that use them 99% of the time. If you are a normal resident who has had to resort to selling these substances at any point in your life then you would understand its a cleaner business than most people think. As a supplier you want to make sure the people you are selling to get the best quality product and the actual substance they are trying to procure. This is why i say the real problem are the users. They are the ones who use in public areas where children play and animals frolic. So why not have an area where users can do there substances without it being harmful to the community in its own sort of way? Like a porta-potty type building or some other private spot where they can go to use that also has proper disposal receptacles and items to aid them in a way to help clean up the area of drug debris. I am in no way condoning the use of drugs in any way i am just saying it would make sense in a way that prevents exposure to needles and other items that are harmful to the average citizen. Just food for thought but it might be the right food for the community.
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