Drug bust is good sign for future

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 8, 2010

Everybody likes a man who does what he says he’s going to do.

And right now, new Sheriff Chuck Mayfield and new Metro Narcotics Director David Lindsey look pretty good.

The duo and their deputies and officers seized approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine, $10,480 in cash, eight gallons of moonshine, marijuana buds and paraphernalia Wednesday night.

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In total, the goods were probably worth approximately $400,000 on the street.

The bust came after a deputy spotted a stolen car the Adams County Sheriff’s Office had been seeking. Deputies pulled the car over and within an hour had searched a local house and found the drugs.

Mayfield ran for sheriff a few months ago on a platform of taking drugs off the street by stopping the big-time distributors.

The person arrested Wednesday seems pretty big to us.

Congratulations to Mayfield and his team. Adams County needs to see more busts — big and small — to clean up our streets.

Let’s hope Mayfield will continue to be a man of his word, but remember that law enforcement succeeds when the community is behind them.

If you see something suspicious call the authorities. If deputies or officers come knocking, answer their questions.

Together, we can make Adams County a safer place to be.