As a resident of Warren for 20 years, I have been part of the downward spiral the drugs have brought to the town. While I can admit that the drug raids are a good thing for the city, I believe they also have their downfalls.
While more than hundreds have been arrested in the past few weeks, I don't see the drug raids as a positive effect on the community. Families have been torn from these raids, and young children are only some of the few that have been affected negatively by these arrests.
The raids have brought hysteria and chaos to the town and leave many fearful that they too are part of the drug ring just because of family ties. I am not saying that these criminals don't need to be arrested and serve justice for the crimes they commit daily; I am saying that operation ''Little D-Town'' came in too strong and arrested too many at one time that not even a positive effect could come out of it.
Soon, many of these criminals will be released and they will continue to run their drug business the same as before. I think we should have increased the amount of arrests gradually instead of trying to lock everyone away at once and expecting the town to make a clean start.
The results will soon show in a few weeks and not until then will we witness the real results of this operation.