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Lodi police arrest four people for driving under the influence of drugs

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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:09 am, Mon Jan 23, 2012.

In less than 24 hours last week, Lodi police officers arrested four people driving under the influence of a controlled substance, which they say is not only extremely rare but indicative of a possible increase in prescription drug use.

According to Lt. Tod Patterson of the Lodi Police Department, between late Wednesday afternoon on Jan. 18 and late Friday evening on Jan. 20, four people were arrested were driving under the influence of drugs. And while the police have certainly arrested people for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Patterson said he could not remember the last time there was such a slew of arrests relating to people driving while completely inhibited by drug usage.

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  • Brett Thompson posted at 7:43 am on Mon, Jan 23, 2012.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 54

    Nice of LPD to finally notice that Lodi has a very bad drug problem. Meth and prescription medication abuse have been a huge problem for 10+ years.

    Let me connect the dots for LPD: this is the reason there's been a huge increase in burglaries. You see, the drug addicts need money to buy more drugs, so they steal stuff to buy them. It's not that complicated to figure out, apparently unless you're LPD.

    Go after the drug addicts hard and they'll all leave for Stockton or somewhere else and I'm sure we'll see a huge decrease in crime. Then, you guys can go back to hassling the taxpayers with speeding tickets and other revenue generating activities.

     
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