‘Stop it at the source:’ Ford says bill targets drug traffickers, not users – Salisbury Post

‘Stop it at the source:’ Ford says bill targets drug traffickers, not users – Salisbury Post

The Ford administration has recently announced a bill that seeks to combat drug trafficking, rather than to prosecute drug users. The bill, dubbed “Stop it at the Source”, is an effort to stem the tide of illegal drugs entering the United States, while simultaneously reducing the burden of criminal prosecution that is often inflicted on individuals who use drugs.

The legislation, which was introduced by Attorney General William Barr, seeks to recognize the difference between drug trafficking and drug abuse. By targeting the distributors and traffickers who bring the drugs into the country, the Ford administration hopes to reduce the overall amount of illegal drugs entering the U.S.

In a statement, Attorney General Barr explained that the bill would “focus resources on combating the transnational criminal organizations who are responsible for trafficking illegal drugs into our country.” He added that the bill would “enable us to target the traffickers and their networks with the full force of the law.”

The bill would also allow law enforcement to better track drug shipments, thereby making it easier to seize drugs before they enter the U.S. Additionally, the legislation would create an inter-agency task force, comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement, to coordinate efforts to stop drug trafficking.

The bill has been met with praise from numerous lawmakers, including Senator Lindsey Graham, who said that “targeting the source of drug trafficking, rather than punishing users, is the right approach.” He added that the bill “will help protect our citizens from the dangers of illegal drugs by preventing them from entering our country in the first place.”

The Ford administration’s bill is certainly a step in the right direction, as it seeks to address the issue of drugs entering the country without punishing those who use them. If enacted, the legislation would have a positive impact on the safety of U.S. citizens, as well as on the quality of life of those using drugs.

It is the expectation of the Ford administration that, if passed, “Stop it at the Source” will be a successful and effective measure to combat the influx of illegal drugs into the United States. The bill, which seeks to focus on curtailing the supply of drugs, rather than punishing those who use them, is a welcome change from current drug policies.