Pubdate: Sun, 03 Apr 2005
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2005 Johnson Newspaper Corp.
Contact: : P.O. box 409 Ogdensburg NY 13669
Author: Lee Monnet
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To The Editor:

I feel Monday's editorial "Dangerous Weekend" was inappropriate to
associate drug law reform groups to the terrible incident that
involved area teenagers and the prescription drug Fentanyl. If the
Editor could open his mind he would find that people who advocate drug
law reform are as much against teenage drug use as any other parent,
as matter of fact I applaud the sheriffs deputies for their diligent
work tracking down the patches and youths that were abusing them.

In an attempt to lay blame on this near tragedy Mr. Reagan lashes out
at people who don't share the same views as him, such as the so called
"St. Lawrence County pro-drug lobby." If Mr. Reagan were to stop and
think about this issue he might find the current drug education
program is failing our youth. The teenagers involved in this incident
have to be D.A.R.E. graduates, obviously they missed the message.

If Mr. Regan is insinuating that drug law reformers are setting bad
examples for children then he had better point the finger at nearly
every adult in society who for example, uses alcohol, tobacco,
gambles, reads or watches adult materials, all of which can be harmful
to youth.

Mr. Regan can label me as he wishes but I still contend that it is our
drug education program that is failing and it's time for an open and
honest debate before someone dies.

Lee Monnet
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