IN response to Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, signing a letter in support of supervised drug usage room I would like to express my concerns.

As someone who grew in an area, and represents a ward, where drugs are a major problem using taxpayer money to facilitate a crime is not the right solution.

Mr Underhill says we can’t bury our heads in the sand about the drugs issues and I agree with him.

Call me old fashioned but my response to a crime being carried out is to enforce the law.

There has been a lack of leadership on this issue from people of all parties and previous governments who have not tackled this issue.

We see drugs flooding across the county lines with no action taken on it.

There is not quick solution to this but using taxpayers to condone drug use is not the answer. We need a zero tolerance approach to this.

A answer to stopping drug use would surely be to tackle the supply something that we haven’t seen done leading to this calamity we now have.

I will oppose this measure at every point and call on Mr Underhill focus his efforts on enforcements of the county lines problem and widespread drug dealing.

Cllr Louie O’Leary

Littlemoor and Preston