Judge John T. Madden, Wetzel County Prosecutor Timothy Haught, and the New Martinsville Police Department took a strong stance against drugs this past week and for that we are thankful.
We have no doubt that addiction holds an incredible grip on its victims, but spreading the poison and essentially refusing to help in the fight against its proliferation are just not acceptable. Madden made a very difficult decision when he sentenced Bryan Long to prison, but given the circumstances we believe he had no other choice.
War is never easy.
The war on drugs is no different.