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Letter: Drug plan won’t work

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: Just got back from a selectmen’s meeting. It was not business as usual. The selectmen seemed very interest in the public’s concerns, concerning everything from town-owned properties – sell them or secure them – to the drug problem sweeping our country and our town. I’m not talking pot here; I’m talking opiates. When you stop taking them, you come down with the flu. Everyone knows being sick is no fun. So it’s a hard habit to break.

I think it’s a joke giving these people methadone at our expense. These people are just pawns in some sort of conspiracy to extort money from the government. You can’t give opiates to an opiate addict; that would be like giving me beer to get me off the Scotch.

DAN SCHROTH PIERMAROCCHI

Pittsfield

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