Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2000
Date: 03/22/2000
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Author: Henry Cohen

The Sun recently reported that police from three Maryland counties
seized 40 kilograms of cocaine ("Police say area drug operation
uncovered," March 14).

This means that the supply of cocaine has gone down. But, as the
demand remains the same, the price will rise.

This means addicts will commit more burglaries and muggings to pay
for their habits. I thought that the police were supposed to fight
crime, not cause it to increase. But, as with alcohol prohibition,
that's the main effect of drug prohibition.

Henry Cohen,