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By Lou Marzeles

Sheriff rolls out the not-welcome wagon


KC Sheriff Bob Songer is serious.

Denizens of Klickitat County's illegal drug culture have been issued a terse warning from Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer: saddle up and mosey along or get used to small enclosures with roommates and locked doors.

Songer has made signs that he is distributing around the county. The sign reiterates a campaign statement he made while running for office; he frequently mentioned that illegal drug users and sellers would be invited to get out of Dodge when the new sheriff came to town. (The statement is paraphrased.)

The sentiment is hardly a news flash to those in the illicit drug trade, but it is rare to have it spelled out so overtly and publicly posted.

Most reactions to the signs are...

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