To the editor:
This is in response to an Oct. 22 article.
It concerns me very much that a public defender for our area feels compelled to side with the criminal element of our community.
Sheryl Uhlmann pleaded for leniency in the case of a drug supplier. Her statement was that he essentially was in a pretty desperate financial state, trying to support his family in Mexico.
If he hadn't been here illegally from Mexico, and was a legal resident in the area, there are many job opportunities at the Craig Work Force Center, as well as other businesses in Craig.
It completely appalls me that Uhlmann thinks a drug dealer should have a slap on the wrist for buying and selling drugs for our children to get a hold of.
We have a very large and ongoing problem with drugs in our community as it is.
Our community doesn't need to be degraded with the criminals and their drugs and guns purchased and sold illegally.
Monty R. Ages