Recently, Mitchell County Sheriff, Donald Street, talked about drug problems being the most critical legal problem that our County faces. Let's all show our support of both Mitchell County Sheriff's Department and the Spruce Pine Police Department as they work tirelessly to keep our citizens safe and enforce the drug laws. Turn off the T.V. Sit down and eat a meal with your kids. Talk to them seriously about how illegal drug use can destroy their lives. Another suggestion is for the elementary, middle schools and high school to start showing the students graphic educational films about real victims whose lives and health were destroyed by drugs. Excellent films are available for school counselors to order for each school. Education about illegal drug use does work. Prevention is the answer.