Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman announced today (Jan. 22) that he would not serve a resident from the Belle area with court paperwork from Nova Scotia for “fail to quarantine or self-isolate.”
“Not only is it not appropriate for me to serve for a foreign country — I wouldn’t serve it for the United States or another county in our state,” Heitman said. “Anything that is in violation of our constitution should not be upheld or enforced by any sheriff of the United States.”
Heitman explained in his refusal letter that these charges that may be criminal in Canada are a clear violation of the United States Constitution.
“The federal, state or local government does not have the authority to force people who are not sick to quarantine,” Heitman said.
Look for a full story in the January 27th edition of the Maries County Advocate.