During the general election of November 2016 a majority of Oklahomans voted in favor of State Question 780 allowing several of our drug and theft crimes to become misdemeanors. I can’t speak for the voters in Oklahoma City or Tulsa but I also can’t understand their logic behind support of SQ 780. The Oklahoma Department Of Corrections is overworked, understaffed and under paid and SQ780 will probably immediately begin to relieve prison overcrowding issues. But the burden will directly be placed upon your local county jail. Soon possession of meth, heroin, cocaine, the vicious drugs that make ordinary citizens cringe, will be minor crimes resulting in minor punishment.

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