Drug addiction is not black and white. People who are prone to addictions have brains that process drugs differently than others. Otherwise, everyone who tried cocaine once would be an addict.
Money seized from these kingpins should go toward research, and preventative measures in an effort to curb addiction in the first place.
Yes, drugs coming in are a problem. Yes, addiction is a problem. But we need to fully understand how we can deal with this epidemic before casting dollars to a wall that won’t do anything to solve this problem.