Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Officials discuss opioid issue in Springfield

Emceed by Springfield Police Department Chief Doug Johnston, a panel of municipal and state officials spoke to a large crowd at Riverside Middle School to discuss the opioid epidemic in Springfield, Vermont, and the nation and address questions from the community on Tuesday.


  1. RE: "We’re working to come up with a holistic plan........" (Diane Derby)

    What a useless waste of time listening to these babbling, under achieving liberals make out everyone to be a victim. I've endured 50 years of these idiots preaching education and awareness and what has it amounted to? What the hell good does it do to spend tens of thousands to investigate and arrest 16 dealers when 14 of them were back on the street within 24 hours with nothing more than a citation? The epidemic is accelerating and these fools don't have the stomach for the solution.

  2. Stop with the hugs and treatment. Kick em in the butt and toss em in jail. Jail is great treatment.

  3. chuck gregory5/31/17, 5:54 PM

    A prime part of the solution is to make it unprofitable for dealers-- we do this by legalizing and controlling and treating that form of addiction the same way we deal with alcohol addiction and tobacco addiction.

  4. handout a long prison sentence,that's the best rehab,if ya can't get the drug's,you can't use them

  5. Let Darwin's theory continue to work. Or Young's verse "Every junkie's like a setting sun" prove out. Hey all you users, it's safer in jail.


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