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Real drug problem

| Saturday, July 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

In his letter “Legalization real ‘madness'” (July 22 and TribLIVE.com), Joshua C. Zappone, a Westmoreland County deputy coroner, uses financial and death statistics to try to pad his argument that marijuana should not be legalized.

Even though I agree with Mr. Zappone that drugs are a major problem in American society, I would be remiss in not reminding the “expert” that he is employed by a county government that never had an all-inclusive drug-testing policy for its workforce.

If Zappone and other so-called “experts” were that concerned, they should have been the first people, years ago, to make such a policy a reality for all Westmoreland County employees, including himself and all political persons in county government.

Spouting statistics makes one seem like an “expert,” but the real proof is in walking the walk, not just talking the talk.

George Aul

Washington Township

Westmoreland County

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