- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Rutland Police Chief James Baker is giving Springfield residents some encouraging words in their fight against illegal drugs in their southeastern Vermont community.

Baker and Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras attended a meeting in Springfield on Monday where they told about 200 residents and officials of their experience fighting drugs.

Baker told the group a data tracking and mapping program helped the department focus its energies on problem areas. He also says he believes a methadone clinic in Rutland that serves about 400 has helped reduce crime because people aren’t committing crimes to support their drug habits.

The Rutland Herald (https://bit.ly/1pqtOiE ) reports Springfield Police Chief Douglas Johnston says his department is working hard to combat crime, but it hasn’t educated people as much as it should about what it is doing.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide