Pubdate: Thu, 04 Apr 2002
Source: New London Day (CT)
Copyright: 2002 The Day Publishing Co.
Author: Arthur Cole
Bookmark: (Drug Raids)
Bookmark: (Youth)

To the Editor of The Day:

My, don't we all feel safe now? Westerly police and countless other local, 
state and federal agencies dropped their regular investigations of robbery, 
rape and murder to conduct a drug sweep at Westerly High School last week.

The school must have been awash in illegal plants and chemicals in order to 
justify the enormous cost of that operation, which The Day's March 29 
article neglected to mention.

And what did we get for this mass mobilization? One small bag of marijuana, 
a pipe or two and a container with "residue."

I sure hope this was good practice for our law enforcement agencies. 
Otherwise, I would call it a colossal waste of taxpayer money.

Arthur Cole

Hope Valley, R.I.
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