State Attorney Candidates Voice Opinion on Meth Problem

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Local law enforcement agencies have declared war on methamphetamine, but some say courts are losing the battle.

Prosecuting meth dealers and users is controversial and costly. With Jim Appleman retiring this year, that job will soon fall to a new State Attorney.

Those running for the State Attorney's seat say the system can be improved, starting with better lines of communication between the State Attorney's Office and law enforcement.

"My background in law enforcement is going to be a good tool to facilitate cooperation between the agencies working together," said candidate Steve Meadows.

However, while Meadows said his experience would help in this matter, his challenger Sister Blackmon-Milligan said her inexperience with corrupt system would help her.

"I have not been part of the problem of the communication breakdown. I've worked as a defense attorney as well as for the state but not for this administration," said Sister Blackmon-Milligan.

Milligan also said she would find more money to pay for the high cost of prosecuting and incarcerating meth dealers.