We've said it before and we're sure we'll say it again, but this isn't Mayberry anymore. It may seem obvious, particularly after the discovery the New Martinsville Police Department made Monday-almost 300 heroin stamps in one apartment. Yet somehow the message that there is a big drug problem here still hasn't reached some people.
Trust us, it's real, it's here, and it's a problem.
It affects us all -- either on a very personal level or a more indirect way through crime or even simply increased prices in our stores to make up for the items taken by shoplifters in an attempt to make some money to support their habit.
We don't know the answer, but we are thankful for those working against it--either through law enforcement or through prevention methods. Keep up the fight, though at times it may seem unwinnable. Otherwise the drugs win, and we just can't have that.
Now about the traffic problem in New Martinsville. . . there's another issue that seems unsolvable. The traffic lights have been adjusted and still there doesn't seem to be any relief. Do you have any brilliant ideas? Maybe share them with the DOH. Something has got to be done, before a worse accident happens.