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Lamar County hosts anti-meth summit in June

Sheriff Larry Waller has announced that Georgia attorney general Thurbert Baker will keynote a meth summit to be held in Lamar County on June 2, 2009 at the Middle School Auditorium. The summit was prompted by a series of stories on the local meth problem in The Herald-Gazette. The summit will be coordinated as part of a cooperative effort of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Barnesville Police Department, Lamar County School System and other groups who deal with the methamphetamine problems in our county. This program is in response to the growing menace of methamphetamine use. It will focus on the effects of meth on the users, their families, their careers, and on their abilities to function as responsible members of the community. We will provide information and training on what to look for if you suspect something is going on. Participants will see the signs of meth manufacturing and be introduced to any indication that friends or family members are using meth. The displays will be open at 8:30 a.m. and will be available for two hours. At 10:30 a.m. participants will be seated in the stands for a short seminar on methamphetamine.

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