L’observateur - LAPLACE — U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser, appointed by the president to represent the Eastern District of Louisiana, has had a hand in prosecuting St. John Parish cases…“I can tell you, where drugs are, crime follows,” Strasser said. “The two go hand-in-hand. It’s very difficult to engage in illegal business without protecting yourself, because you obviously can’t go to the police for protection, so guns follow.”
Strasser believes the nationwide drug problem is heightened, in part, by overprescribing medicine.
Whether medication obtained through legal or illegal means, Strasser said there is no denying the country’s drug problem with an average of 144 deaths by overdose occurring each day.