Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 22, 2005
Don’t sell drug pipes

Unfortunately I smoke, so a few days ago when I went into a cigarette store here in Tooele, I was very surprised to see that they had started selling pipes, used for smoking drugs. Is this something that we want in our community? I can assume that the answer is no, unless you are a drug user. They call it glass art, but in fact this glass art is used for smoking meth and marijuana.

Recently there was a drug bust near my home, the kids were hauled away by DFS, and the parents taken to jail for a long, long, time. I wish the owner of that discount cigarette shop could have seen the pain in those children’s eyes as the police hauled their parents off to jail, not knowing when or if they would ever see them again.

This is our community, are we just going to sit back and let our neighborhoods go to (pot)? Join with me in the concern! Swing into the cigarette shop and make a statement. Take a stand for your community. Take a stand for your children. Help keep Tooele a decent place to raise our families. I will give the store 30 days to quit selling the drug pipes, after that, I will picket the store.

I hope I can count on support from all of the citizens of Tooele. After 30 days I will post my email address in the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin, if permission is granted. All those who wish to be involved with the picket can contact me for details. Thank you,

Richard Hamp

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