Former SFPD Chief, Barthel ‘NOW’ concerned about drug crime

I heard he is proposing legislation to prosecute ghosts when they shoot at officers in parks.

One of the most glaring right issues now has to do with the meth and opioid crisis and what the legislature should do in response.

When it comes to any possible changes to state drug laws, former Sioux Falls police chief and current Sioux Falls Republican Rep. Doug Barthel said he would be leery to make any type of change to the state’s drug ingestion laws.

“I know we’re the only state in the country that makes ingestion a felony, but I do think there should be consequences just because of the fact you’ve taken the drug and now have it in your system you should be able to get off scott-free. I don’t think that’s right.”

LOL. Doug is suddenly concerned about drug use and crime. Must have fell and hit his head since he left the city. He said this in 2015 while blowing off crime in Sioux Falls;

Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel says the same things that help the city attract positive attention, and a growing population, also attract crime.

“Over that time period we’ve seen our city grow by almost 20,000 people. We just know there’s a certain number of people who are going to want to commit crimes,” Barthel said.

It’s a population issue I guess.

 



3 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 01.05.19 at 7:28 am

Likely, pot will be legal in Minnesota this year. The city will be making more arrests. Prosecution for small amounts of marijuana could clog the court and jail. Old ladies smoke pot. Comes a time when it has to be legal.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.05.19 at 12:52 pm

Perhaps, Barthel and Milstead will form some kind of security enforcement caucus in Pierre.

If we keep at it, though, we will eventually just be like any old southern state, where the county sheriffs run the state.

#3 Michael on 01.05.19 at 12:54 pm

He seems to not even understand the pocession by ingestion topic. He condradiced himself in his comments. The fact is that there are currently consequences for pocession by ingestion. It represents overzealousness in its current form on behalf of prosecutors

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