Northern Mayor Wants Crackdown on Drug Trade

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 15:15



The mayor of Buffalo Narrows is calling for a crackdown on drug pushers and users in Northern Saskatchewan.


Bobby Woods says he is growing tired of seeing offenders who sell drugs being labelled “low risk” by the courts and then being allowed to serve out a conditional sentence in the community.


He feels that by going soft on those that would pollute the minds and bodies of young people, it’s sending the wrong message to the public.


Woods challenges all leaders of northern communities to follow Buffalo Narrows’ lead in discouraging drug use wherever possible.


He notes he and his village council recently passed a motion calling for a “zero tolerance” policy.