I spent the 1980s in law enforcement. My primary duties as a sheriff’s deputy were enforcing drug laws in Fayetteville, North Carolina. My level of success and professionalism eventually led to a bigger assignment as a special federal marshal assigned to an organized crime and drug enforcement task force.
By Sian Miranda Singh ÓFaoláin
On June 17, 1971, Richard Nixon declared the “War on Drugs.” Forty years later, the effects of this “war” are evident.