1/8/2013 5:22 PM
by Rebecca Turco
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of the Southern West Virginia District urged community leaders on Tuesday to be active in solving neighborhood problems.
Booth Goodwin spoke at Beckley's weekly rotary club meeting. He talked about issues local areas face, such as prescription drug abuse, mortgage fraud and other scams.
Goodwin said he believes strong communities do not have big crime problems because leaders and community members take a proactive approach. "In order for us to make a lasting impact as law enforcement officers, you really need to engage community leaders in finding long lasting solutions to the issues facing our neighborhoods," he said.
Goodwin spoke recently with a number of rotary clubs throughout the district about these issues.