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Should The Drug Enforcement Administration Come To Charlestown?

Recent crimes in Southie have put residents on alert and Congressman Stephen Lynch is bringing the DEA to Southie, but should they be coming here, as well?

The drug problem in Charlestown is no secret.  

A shows that Charlestown Police are making regular drug arrests, and members of community organizations like Charlestown Against Drugs, as well as clergy members and individual activists have been working hard -- some for decades -- to stop addiction and drug abuse among Charlestown residents and help those struggling with addiction get the help they need. 

After a recent drug-related murder of a grandmother in Southie, Congressman Stephen Lynch has, according to this Herald article, brought in the Drug Enforcement Administration to "track shipments to the area" and "pursue leads outside of Massachusetts to stem the flow of drugs into South Boston."

Charlestown residents, should the DEA assist in Charlestown's battle against drug abuse and addiction?  What issues with drugs do you see as the most problematic in Charlestown, and what would you like to see done about them, if it's not being done already?  Leave a comment and let us know.  

Anne Mc Carron May 03, 2012 at 12:10 AM
OF COURSE THEY SHOULD BE HERE, PERHAPS A FEW YEARS AGO, NO ONE HAS HAD AS MANY OVERDOSES PER SQUARE MILE THAN CHARLESTOWN, I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO LEAD THE PARADE!!!

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