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Sheriff Clarke Praises Trump on Opioid Pledge

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 10:48 PM

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday praised President Donald Trump for his pledge to step up enforcement to combat the opioid crisis.

"It's a big voice and when the president talks, as you know, people listen," he told Rita Cosby, guest host of "The Schnitt Show," on NewsmaxTV.

"They'll bring federal resources now to this epidemic, really, this horrible scourge that's been sweeping the country. Many deaths, as you know, but you've got to have a multi-pronged approach. I think President Trump understands that we have to look at how we're prosecuting heroin dealers and what I'm seeing right now, which I'm railing about back here in Milwaukee, Wis. is treating heroin dealers just like any other dealer."

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Trump held a briefing on the matter at his private golf course in Bedminster, N.J., telling reporters "we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win." The president vowed to work with health professionals and law enforcement and promised he would "be bringing [federal drug prosecutions] up rapidly."

Clarke said heroin dealers need to be dealt a tougher sentence.

"A dealer in marijuana, a dealer in small possession amounts of cocaine and they're throwing them in with that, they're using all of these soft, if you will, prosecution methods to deal with heroin dealers. These guys are peddling poison," he said.

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