State of South Carolina Archives: on Drugs
Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
Jan 11, 2017
- 2007: Led largest meth bust in state history : Coordinated with the Greenville County Sheriff's office and conducted the largest methamphetamine bust and prosecution in state history.
- 2010: Created a partnership to stop
terrorists and traffickers : In conjunction with the South Carolina National Guard and law enforcement launched an effort to stop the financing of international terrorism through proceeds from human trafficking and the sale of narcotics here in
- 1983: Launched Operation "Jackpot": As United States Attorney, he launched "Operation Jackpot," the interdisciplinary financial investigation into international drug
smuggling, producing over 100 convictions and keeping drugs off the streets of South Carolina.
Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs
With respect to the current borders crossings by Mexican youth, let me say this: The effects of our disastrous drug policy are now spilling over onto U.S. soil. As Ron Paul has said, this problem is a direct result of our failed 'War on Drugs', which by
one estimate puts $300 billion per year into the hands of the most violent criminals on the face of the earth. On the other side, we give the Mexican government money to wage war with the drug cartels--and now children are being killed in the crossfire.
Many Mexican policemen are given the choice between "plata o plomo," which means "silver or lead." In other words they can either accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes--or they can refuse and be killed or
have a member of their family killed. And speaking of killing--who can forget the U.S. Justice Department's botched gun-running operation--"Fast and Furious?"
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com
Sep 1, 2014
No mandatory drug sentences
Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Oct 1, 2010
Page last updated: Feb 13, 2018