Drug lab debacle prompts question of drug legalization 

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who called for Monday’s hearing on the drug lab debacle before the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee, wondered if the recent mess had law enforcement rethinking the war on drugs concept.

“I’m being a little tongue and cheek here,” Mirkarimi said. “But does this make you believe that we should decriminalize narcotics?”

The answer from assistant police Chief Jeff Godown, who was handpicked by police Chief George Gascón to help improve the SFPD, was straight to the point:

“No sir, it doesn’t.”

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