Imagine my surprise when I read the Wednesday, April 18 edition of The Express and found a letter to the editor attributed to a "Kevin Fryer" quoting me as having said that those who use Methamphetamines will be addicted for life.
While that is often true, it is not always the case and there are those who can be rehabilitated and I know that so I was puzzled to see Mr. Fryer's comments quoting me as having said that.
My instant reaction was that Mr. Fryer must have been referring to one of two recent meetings I attended and spoke: the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.
But I was still perplexed as to why I would have said this when I know it is not always the case.
While discussing it with some friends, one recalled reading the article in The Express about the Kiwanis meeting and my observations about the abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol and seemed to remember something similar.
He quickly downloaded the article from www.lockhaven.com and, sure enough, there is a "quote" there.
Unfortunately for Mr. Fryer, the quote was from a member of the audience, not from me; I'll thank you for your apology Mr. Fryer.
And one more "quote": The citizens of Clinton County should count themselves as very fortunate to have a District Attorney like Michael Salisbury who cares enough to take a stand on the issue of "re-entry" of state corrections offenders.
Why do you think the state corrections system wants to send them back to counties?
Skip Hocker is chief of police for the City of Lock Haven.