Question: Does Morristown Have a Significant Drug Problem?

If so, is it improving, or getting worse?

On Feb. 26, an apparent drug deal gone bad in Manahan Village lead to one man allegedly being robbed of $1,200, designer clothes, a watch and made to eat cigarettes, according to a report by the Daily Record

While one of the people allegedly involved was a Morris Township resident, and involved a car ride from Wayne to Dover, the actual incident allegedly took place at an apartment on Clyde Potts Drive, here in Morristown.

Which brings us to the question: Do you think Morristown has a significant drug problem? Is this an isolated incident, or part of a larger, systemic malady here? Has it gotten better but still needs to improve, or is it getting worse? Vote in the poll below and have your say in the comments.

Edward france March 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Much of the drug activity has slowed down. Undercover action has led to many convictions. The word is out. If you deal drugs in Morristown you get arrested. It used to be bad. Dealers used to operate out in the open. They will always be there because they make money. But action is being taken to rid the town of drug dealers.
Chris March 12, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I haven't really heard of any problems at all with drugs in Mo-town. I always thought that Morristown was fairly drug free. However, you have to remember, Manahan Village/Clyde Potts Drive is prob one of the worst section of town. That's the quality of people you get with public housing. Plus, if you can afford designer clothing, you shouldn't be living in public housing. And I think that there should be a rule that if you are involved in illegal activity, you should lose your apartment that the taxpayers are supplying you. I think the more important issue is to treat the problem, not the symptom. Clean up the bad parts of town and the problems that come along with it will disappear.
David Steketee March 15, 2012 at 02:20 PM
You know how you address the drug problem? Legalize them and then treat addictions as what they are, a medical problem.
Cara DePalma March 15, 2012 at 02:36 PM
David, you left out a few things. Legalize it, regulate and TAX it like alocohol and cigarettes with vice taxes, and use the revenue to treat drug addiction. For the reactionaries out there, legalizing drugs does not mean everyone will do drugs. Just think, if heroin was legal, would you use it? Meth? Crack? The answer is no of course not! Not everyone drinks and smokes, so you could reason the same for drugs.


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