How is sending someone to prison for 10-plus years on a drug conspiracy charge justifiable? In most cases, you have a person who sells to other addicts. Don't get me wrong; selling dope to kids isn't cool at all. But for the most part, kids sell to kids. Most sellers are selling to support their habit or pay bills.
What makes it justifiable for one person to get caught selling, and instead of owning up to his own wrong doing, the detectives offer deals to tell on other people? This makes no sense when they could say any name they want. It could be someone they hate, and they say that person is dealing just to get out of trouble. How is his word good enough to put a person away for a quarter of a lifetime in a lot of cases, when he's doing the same thing? He's telling on someone else to save his own butt.
I think that the government needs to take a look at how they handle conspiracy theories and how harsh they are on drug charges and maybe be more for rehabilitating than punishing. Prison doesn't make people better. They should focus more on violent crimes. How is fair that someone can be sentenced 25 to life for drugs, yet somebody can rape a baby and get five years with three and a half suspended? Priorities need to be checked.