It’s easy to forget drug addiction’s often real face

Watching highly paid judges devoting hearings that involve lawyers, court staff, sheriffs and police to sort out the sordid disputes between damaged, drug-dependent individuals underscores the raging opioid crisis and the failure of anti-drug laws.

It’s easy to forget the all-too-common face of this emergency. People like Erynn May Taylor — vulnerable victims of a horribly frayed social safety net.

The 32-year-old Kamloops woman, who was dragged up, not reared, wanted her nine-month jail sentence reduced to probation for her role in an ugly dispute over a drug debt.

She was rebuffed by a hard-hearted B.C. Court of Appeal division.

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