Pottstown Has A Drug Problem – See For Yourself

1044756_392391437532570_1638549602_nThis is a picture of drug baggies that were collected in the 400 block of King Street this morning, Sunday, June 23, 2013, by a homeowner and taxpayer.  This is an everyday occurrence for people who live in the core neighborhood in Pottstown.  Does this not look like a problem!?!  One day, one block, seven baggies.

Drugs lead to crime and violence; burglaries, shootings and stabbings, oh my!  How does allowing this problem to continue help Pottstown?  Why does the leadership sit idly by and watch Pottstown deteriorate?  The crime rate is astronomical.

Why isn’t Pottstown aligning itself with the Berks County drug summit initiative?  If you listen to certain people, they will tell you Pottstown’s drug problems are because of Reading and Philadelphia.  I am sure that is a big part of the problem.  I bet if somebody in authority reached out to Berks County and explained what’s going on in Pottstown they might allow you to be part of the group, being so close to the Berks County line.

If you listen to others, like Mayor Bonnie Heath, they are in complete denial that Pottstown has problems.  If you try and point out the problems you are labeled a malcontent activist.  Being a cheerleader for the borough is one thing, being in complete denial is quite another.  Bonnie oversees the police department and wants a second term as Mayor of Pottstown.  The queen of obfuscation wants your vote in November.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Just imagine how many more baggies could have been picked up this morning on the streets of Pottstown.  Houston, we have a problem.

3 comments on “Pottstown Has A Drug Problem – See For Yourself

  1. Why also isn’t this alarming to our own County leaders? If stats show a crime problem now – just imagine what they would look like if the arrested even HALF of the drug dealers in the core neighborhood.

    WooooooHOOOOOOO Head ’em up MOVE ‘Em OUT…

  2. That’s a good question Roachie. Why ISN’T this a hot-button issue with the county. And while we’re at it, why is all the crime contained within 5 square miles? The Coventries and the Pottsgroves don’t have astronomical crime rates, yet many of them border Pottstown. Do you suppose it has to do with enforcement? Hmmmmmm….. Nobody should be scooping up a half dozen drug baggies off their sidewalk every day. That’s a freakin’ disgrace!

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