Letter: Heroin, cocaine and meth are real problems in South Lake; not marijuana | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter: Heroin, cocaine and meth are real problems in South Lake; not marijuana

I was disappointed to see that South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler has come out against Prop. 64, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Enforcing laws against marijuana drains resources from other areas, such as the massive heroin epidemic here in South Lake Tahoe. While it may be easier for the police to bust a stoned hippie than track down the heroin dealers that plague our city, I would rather see those resources used to solve the real drug problems — heroin, cocaine and meth.

John Messina

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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