RCMP credits community action for drug busts in Labrador
The RCMP and people in communities across Labrador are teaming up to take on crime. There were two drug busts last week… One in Hopedale for marijuana, and one in Sheshatshiu for cocaine. Both are results of community members taking a more active role. You may recall concerned citizens in Sheshatshiu organized public meetings to crack down on the drug problem. They’ve been working with the RCMP ever since. Boyd Merrill is a spokesperson for the RCMP… He spoke to reporter Tara McLean about the significance of getting community members involved…and Jack Penashue is the Social Health Director in Sheshatshiu. He organized several public meetings in the town, that focused on making the community drug-free. Here’s what he had to say about the drug bust in his community….