The war on drugs wasn’t lost -- it was never fought

Mar 20, 2017

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Leon Byner says the “rapidly increasing” number of learner drivers caught on ice is more proof the state has a problem.

“A regular drug user is likely a risk on the road and at work… but the war on drugs isn’t lost -- we’ve just never fought it,” he said on Monday.

“We rarely prosecute users… the average fine for a convicted trafficker is $400? Would you call that a war on drugs? I wouldn’t.”

“You wonder how many South Australians are living in la la land?”

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Police Minister Peter Malinauskas admitted the stats about L-plate drivers were shocking…

“Alarming is probably a gross understatement. They’re compromising their own lives but also compromising the safety of everybody else on the road.

“It’s pretty concerning stuff to say the least.”

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