Man’s quest against drug paraphernalia
Frankie Pearson may have lost his bid last year to win a seat on Oconee County Council, but an issue that stretches beyond the election is a chance for him to solve a community problem. It’s the problem of the legal sale of items used to facilitate illegal drug use. Pearson started in Westminster to ensure that his home city had a law on the books forbidding the sale of crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia. And now he’s taking his quest to County Council. There, an ordinance is to be introduced for the first time August 20. Before the council acts on a county ordinance, according to Pearson, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will make a public presentation of what’s illegal for stores to sell.