By IVY HERRON
Methamphetamine Community Awareness is a program that will teach members of the public how to protect themselves and their families about the dangerous effects of methamphetamine production and distribution to the county and its citizens.
"Meth is a serious problem for everyone," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said at the recent meth education program, A Meth-Stake, at Northview High School. The event was designed to educate 4th and 5th grade students about meth. "Using meth is wrong and the people who use meth and cook it need to know that we are coming to get them."
People attending this meth education program will learn how to recognize meth labs, identify and understand the dangerous toxins involved in producing the drug and how and who to call while reporting a suspected meth lab in the area.
Law enforcement officials feel that education about the horrors of methamphetamine drug use and production upon society and the environment is key to finding a way to stop the epidemic of meth in the Wabash Valley.
Sponsored by the Clay Community School Corporation and Clay County Farm Bureau, the program will be presented by the Indiana State Police at the North Clay Middle School. The public is invited to attend the event in the commons area of the school tonight, 7 to 9 p.m.