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Why Do We Have A Drug Problem In Lawrence County?

Drug dealing is a business. Any good businessman goes to where they can receive the most advantages and thrive. Lawrence County must not give the appearance that drug abusers and dealers do not go to prison but instead can be cycled in and out of the judicial system via substance abuse treatment programs. Simply put, If drug dealers are not in fear of being sent to prison for the State statute recommend periods of time, then there is no deterrence for setting up shop in our community.


Lawrence County must establish a zero-tolerance policy for drug dealers. Drug dealers should not receive light sentences of jail time or substance abuse counseling. Drug dealers should receive a sentence in prison that will remove them from our community and send a clear message to other dealers that they need to set up shop in a different community. 


Related Problems And Solutions

Drug abusers need to spend $100-$800 dollars a day to support their addiction. There are several ways addicts try to accomplish this, the most common being theft. By getting this problem under control, the number of thefts in Lawrence County will be greatly reduced.

Additionally, it goes without saying that the children of these addicts are the greatest victims. Children do not benefit from a judicial system that allows parents to be arrested several times only to be cycled in and out of substance abuse treatment programs that are clearly ineffective. 
In 2016, Lawrence County declared a state of emergency and was then ranked the 15th highest county in the state for residents with HIV and Hepatitis C. I feel that this is a direct result of repeated ineffective sentences to drug abuse counseling programs in lieu of prison sentences. 

Addicts must be limited on the opportunities that are available to them for treatment programs in lieu of prison sentences. If opportunities are unlimited then there is no motivation to get clean.



I encourage you to speak with those members of the community who deal with these issues each day. I have found that Nurses and Police Officers have the most insight as to the cause of these problems.


My name is Samuel C. Arp II, I am a Republican Candidate for the Lawrence County Prosecutor 2018 election and I'm committed to making your voice heard in Lawrence County. Like you, I have seen the madness going on in our community with the drug epidemic.As an Indiana State Trooper, I have witnessed the problem up close. I want to make Lawrence County a  better place to raise children, operate a business, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise. 

My Plan

Drug Dealing In our community is unacceptable. A strong message must be sent that if you are found guilty of dealing drugs in Lawrence County you will be sent to prison. No more slaps on the wrist in the form of plea agreements that do not include any time in prison. Treatment programs will not be available to Drug Dealers

No More playing the system! Drug abusers chances for treatment in lieu of prison time will be severely limited. Abusers must be held accountable for their own actions.

Criminal Sentences that are imposed in accordance with Indiana Law will result in criminal Defendants being incarcerated in the state and federal correction system thereby relieving the overcrowding in the county jail.  

If you share my vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference-- for our families, our communities, and Lawrence County.



ARP Law Office

1603 J Street

Bedford IN. 47421