March 30, 1983 – Petersburg has a reputation around the nation of being one of the top two places in the country for drug activity. The reputation is unfounded, according to members of the Petersburg City Council and Police Department, but the community still has to overcome the reputation.
Still, hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs go through Petersburg in a year. Police Cief Bob Oszman said the drug problem will never be stopped completely, but could be slowed quite a bit. He is committed to controlling the drug problem in the community.
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