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House Committee On United States Drug Use #213125

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1971
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(Studio) House committee proposes action to deal with hard drug use in US.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(DC) Crime Committee calls for stricter drug laws, especially heroin. 1st step needed to halt overseas production of opium, base for heroin. [Chairperson Select Committee on Crime, Representative Claude PEPPER - recommends Congress ban legal import of crude opium, morphine into US. Studies show synthetic drugs could replace legal uses of opium and morphine. Also recommends heroin paraphernalia statute to outlaw manufacture of materials, chemicals used to dilute, package heroine] Committee found half of violent crimes in US committed by persons under influence of narcotics or dangerous drugs
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Committee, discloses United States government, considered buying entire Turkish opium crop to eliminate 80% of illegal United States heroin. Idea dropped.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Benton, Nelson;
Collingwood, Charles

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