Pubdate: Wed, 13 May 2009
Source: Red Bluff Daily News (CA)
Copyright: 2009 Red Bluff Daily News
Author: Stephen DeBoever



I have more than 10,000 clients in 50 U.S. States. I serve the veteran
community. Many are substance abusers, many of their children are
substance abusers, even grandchildren of war veterans are substance

I have significant knowledge in this area and would like to argue your
article's contents and ridiculous stance. I hear all the real time
drug news. I hear it from the sober, I hear it from the clinicians and
I hear of it from the veterans themselves who abuse.

I know of the dealing community, I am knowledgeable about the
marijuana growers. The gains Tehama purports is not even close to
being a marginal advance on the problem. It is rather an embarrassment
to me that county is wasting money on this type of project.

The recovery has been minimal when considering 800 grams of marijuana
is the equivalent of 4 mature plants. The tri-county area (Butte,
Tehama, Glenn counties) produce hundreds of thousands of mature plants
per year. Ninety grams of methamphetamine is an extremely small
amount. Considering there are many labs in the tri-county area that
produce two pounds per sitting at a minimum of three times per year.
The meth production is proportionately several hundred pounds per year
at minimum.

The task force recovered one ounce of heroin (26.5 grams), when again
hundreds of ounces pass through the community per year.

The gain is not significant enough to even publish. It should be
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failure. If you want to expound on the embarrassment of tasking 100
law enforcement officials for 10 months, this would divert a
substantial amount of funds that could be used for our failing
education systems and veterans services, as well as community-based
services or our taxed prison system in California.

Stephen DeBoever, Corning 
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