State of Virginia secondary Archives: on Drugs

Bob McDonnell: Mandatory minimum sentences for career drug dealers

Source: 2009 VA Gubernatorial campaign site, Nov 3, 2009

Jim Gilmore: Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders

Both men started out by citing what they’d done to boost law enforcement during their respective political careers. Gilmore touted his accomplishments and experience as “what a real record is in law enforcement.” He cited his four years as Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. Gilmore said that as attorney general and governor, he pushed a program to provide more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders.
Source: 2008 VA Senate debate reported in The Roanoke Times Sep 19, 2008

Mark Warner: Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production

Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman credited Warner’s 2005 executive order that required certain over-the-counter decongestants be placed behind the counter in stores with helping to slow the production of methamphetamine in Southwest Virginia. Warner had mentioned the executive order in his speech, touting it as only one of many things he’d done to support law enforcement agencies.
Source: 2008 VA Senate debate reported in The Roanoke Times Sep 19, 2008

Jim Gilmore: Illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society

We have worked to enhance our earlier public safety reforms with Virginia Exile and SABRE, the Substance Abuse Reduction Effort. Both programs are already breaking the link between drugs, illegal guns and violent crime.

In its first six months, the new State Police division created as part of SABRE has made or helped make nearly 500 arrests and seize hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs. We have sent a clear message across the Commonwealth: illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to VA General Assembly Jan 10, 2001

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