Kudos to the Islands’ Sounder | Letters

Heroin, and drug use in general, is right up there with domestic violence, as issues we all know exists on our islands, but prefer not to talk about.

I congratulate the you on your courage to bring the heroin topic front and center. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, but there is a dark side. Its going to take all of us, law enforcement, the schools, government, medical facilities and most of all families and neighborhoods, to come together and work cooperatively to solve these complex issues. Parents, talk, and more importantly, listen to your children.

Citizens, open your eyes, look out for your neighbors, and report suspicious activity. We can beat this, but it’s going to take a full scale community effort.

Mike Buettell

San Juan Island