Original Article: www.WTOC.com
Author: Sharifa Jackson
March 6, 2018


COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –
Officials are acknowledging the apparent increase in street drugs and arrests in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Just this week, Columbus police arrested several people on separate drug-related incidents ranging from trafficking methamphetamine, possession, and intent to distribute.

Arrests are being made, but counselors say jail time is not the answer.

“Statistics already show that incarceration is not helping to fix the epidemic. What they need is treatment,” says Edgar Cordoba of Talbott Recovery.

Edgar Cordoba, who works at Talbott Recovery in Columbus, says arrests are being made daily, and the drugs of choice are getting stronger.

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