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Trump-loving Ohio sheriff: ‘Enough is enough — it’s time to use a MOAB on Mexican cartels”

April 15, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Trump-loving Ohio sheriff: ‘Enough is enough — it’s time to use a MOAB on Mexican cartels”

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On Friday, Butler County, Ohio Sheriff Richard K. Jones, an enthusiastic Donald Trump advocate deplored the inrush of drugs from Mexico, and suggested that the massive MOAB bomb recently used in Afghanistan on Thursday “should be utilized on Mexican drug cartel[s].”

Jones, who vowed to vote for Trump as an Ohio elector, praised the president’s choice to drop the MOAB, which is the largest non-nuclear bomb, in Afghanistan, and said, “The USA is back,” the Raw Story reported.

The sheriff then shared a tale from neighboring Montgomery County, where a police task force confiscated 66 pounds of heroin, fentanyl, and weed.

“All drugs coming from Mexico,” Jones said in a tweet. “I have been saying this for years. Enough is enough. This can be used on Mexican drug cartels. These are good days ahead.”

Ohio citizens are being killed from heroin overdoses in historic numbers. In 2014, the state observed more overdoses than anywhere else in the country, with 2,106 people dying from the opioid problem.

During his campaign, Trump pledged “to take all of these kids—and people, that are totally addicted and can’t break it,” adding that he promised to “spend the money” to “get that habit broken.”

In March, the president organized a commission tasked with writing a report by October with recommendations for combatting the problem. That committee will report to the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

However, despite requesting recommendations, the president has not yet to “spend the money” to fight the crisis. His proposed 2017 budget slashes $100 million from grant money for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

“It is a retreat from the effort to save lives in the opiate epidemic,” associate dean at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Joshua Sharfstein said in an interview with the Washington Post.

However, the Ohio Sheriff doesn’t see a divide between the president’s budget and his promise on the campaign trail.

“He’s a man of his word,” Jones said on Thursday.

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