Drugs and cars

The Covington News - - Opinion -

The Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment is pur­chas­ing nine, new, state-of-the-art po­lice ve­hi­cles.

At first glance, you might won­der how much those new Dodge Charg­ers will cost the tax­pay­ers. Well, the an­swer is not a thing. Po­lice Chief Stacy Cot­ton said the cars will be pur­chase us­ing for­feited drug money. That’s a great, and po­etic use of thieves’ ill-got­ten funds.

It’s amaz­ing, and sad, that in a community the size of ours there’s so much drug money to be con­fis­cated, but the war on drugs ap­pears to be a per­ma­nently lost one in this coun­try.

Nev­er­the­less, we com­mend our lo­cal po­lice force for tak­ing these crooks off the streets, and do­ing so qui­etly in most cases. Thanks to these crim­i­nals, our al­ready well-trained force got a lit­tle ex­tra boost.

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