|"That's right buddy. I'm talking to you."|
Like many West Virginians, a man from Cross Lanes watched President Obama address the drug addiction problem during his visit to Charleston on Oct. 21.
Later that day, he called 911 and said he needed help for a drug addiction and asked that deputies be sent to his home.
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released details of the incident Wednesday in a release that ended with, "We applaud this person's self-initiated efforts and wish him well in his recovery."
The Sheriff's Office said after repeated calls back from 911 operators that day, their deputies went to the man's home. They said he put his hands on the wall and said he needed help.
The man, in his mid-30s, then showed Deputy J.A. Smith a cooler full of drugs that included included digital scales, 16 Suboxone packs and patches, marijuana, 19 grams of ecstasy and 158 pain pills.
The man admitted he was a heavy drug user, had watched the President's speech and wanted to live a drug-free life for his mother.
It is kind of hard to call a President "ineffective" if just by talking on TV he can get drug abusers to turn themselves into the police.
I mean there is regular inspirational, and then there is President Obama inspirational.