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Gadsden Times: A barrier worth building

Staff Report

People don’t like to be inconvenienced. People who are sick especially don’t like to be inconvenienced or face barriers to getting medications they need.

Law enforcement officials in Alabama believe one such barrier needs to be erected, however, and we tend to agree with them.

Alabama’s House and Senate Judiciary Committees last week held a joint hearing in Hoover to discuss a variety of law enforcement-related issues, including drugs and computer crimes. Among those testifying were Todd Entrekin, Etowah County sheriff; and Rob Savage, commander of the county’s Drug Enforcement Unit. They focused on methamphetamine labs — their dangers and the changes that should be made to current laws to help law enforcement deal with them.

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