ROCHESTER, Minn. - A local addiction recovery resource is reacting after a significant drug bust.
Police arrested one man after finding three ounces of heroin in his vehicle. They say the drugs have a street value of around $20,000-25,000.
“Anytime you can take this lethal drug off the street is an asset,” Joe Saia said.
Joe Saia is a peer recovery specialist at Recovery is Happening, a long-term recovery resource for addiction.
Saia is a former drug-user who says every little bit taken off the streets helps, especially during the current drug epidemic.
"It's a drop in the bucket, to be honest, but it is a start," Saia said. "Anytime you can get these things of any sort, of any amount off the street, it's always a good thing."
Saia also said there are different solutions for distributors and users.
"When you're a distributor versus a user, it's two different ballgames," Saia said. "So in that aspect, you need to suffer the consequences of the law to the fullest extent opposed to as a user, maybe just needs a little treatment."