Pubdate: Mon, 05 Jan 1998
Date: 05/01/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Mike Foster

THE REPLY to letter writer Alan Randall (April 29) states legalizing
drugs would kill more people and cause more crime. Most drug deaths in
Canada are the result of heroin overdoses as the purity of street
heroin is inconsistent. Most crimes are committed to feed drug habits
and line the pockets of black market drug dealers. No one wants heroin
in society, but our current approach encourages overdoses,
prostitution and property crimes.

Mike Foster

(Legalizing drugs is not the answer.)