Rutland Officials Want Public To Step Up In Fighting Drugs

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Rutland officials are calling on the community’s help as they search for new ways to control drug-related crimes in the city, which has long attracted dealers from western Massachusetts and parts of New York.

Rutland aldermen and the Police Commissioner say they are focusing on reducing – if not eliminating – drug trafficking in the city.

Police Commissioner Larry Jensen tells the Rutland Herald that no amount of law enforcement will get rid of dealers if there is still a profitable market for drugs.

Instead, he says preventing drug abuse and drug-related crimes will take the effort of the whole community.

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