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Repeat drug- and alcohol-related offenses a drain on the system

 

October 17, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Havre Police Officer Tanner Donovan of the Havre Police Department speaks to a young woman after pulling her over Aug. 16. Law enforcement says it often stops or arrests the same people repeatedly, often for offenses related to drug or alcohol use.

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on the issue of repeat offenders with drug and alcohol problems. Watch for Part 2 in Friday's edition of The Havre Daily News.

Repeat arrests of people with alcohol and drug abuse problems has been an issue in this region for many years, Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said, and has played a role in increased crime rates and domestic abuse.

Although law enforcement and the court system have been working to combat the issue, more work needs to be done, he said.

"Very seldom do we work an incident where drug and alcohol are not a part...



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