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Society pays big for meth

Sunday, February 22, 2009

SIKESTON -- Some say drug offenses are victimless crimes. Scott County's prosecuting attorney says that belief is far from the truth and a new study supports his view.

"Unfortunately, there is a large part of society that believes that drugs should be legalized and taxed," said Paul Boyd, county prosecutor. "There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Someone is always left behind to pick up, clean up or pay for another person's decision to commit a crime even if it is a crime of self indulgence involving the use of drugs."

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