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A former drugs addict in Bong County, Lawson Plator, Jr. is appealing to government to make drugs law non-bailable in the Country.Non-bailable offences are serious offences, and defendants held for such offenses do not enjoy the right to file bail for their release when the case is not yet concluded.

Mr. Plator told our correspondent recently in Bong County that when the law is non-bailable, it will discourage the act of drugs trafficking in Liberia.He says drugs destroy every society and undermine the growth of a nation.

According to him, as former drugs user, he has realized that those substances help to destroy the human body and make the users to become mad and less important in society.Plator laments that drugs is damaging the lives of the future generation of this country, noting that there is a serious need for the government of Liberia to make the drug law stronger.

He wants drugs dealers and producers to be sentenced to prison for some years, adding that it will serve as deterrence for those that might like to engage into such business.The Bong County youth has admonished authorities of the County to design programs that will help to sensitize young people in the County about the effects of drugs.

Lawson Plator however urges his colleagues to desist from the usage of narcotic substances and at the same time calls on parents to cooperate with the government in the fight against drugs in Liberia.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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