It boggles my mind that St. Clair County is considering tacking on a $5 fee to fund this drug court. Instead let’s start making these people pay their own way; confiscate their cars, cell phones, and other personal property when drugs are found and liquidate or sell all of it and let that fund the drug court. That and the cost of Narcan is about $45 to $60 per dose. Anytime that has to be administered those people should have to pay for that and the related hospital costs that come when that happens. Let’s do that first before levying additional charges onto others who are not responsible.
John Holzemer, Fairview Heights