Last week Mark Pafford, chief deputy district attorney for Kern County, ran the numbers on heroin prosecutions for the last five years. He found they had doubled in 2013 for the county. Kern County Sheriff’s Sergeant Mark Brown did the statistics for the Frazier Park substation. He found a 69% jump in heroin investigations here in 2013.
Our sister publication, The New Mountain Pioneer, just produced a special April edition that reports about the Open It Up! Town Hall to begin an open conversation about drugs in our community. It also puts a spotlight on meaningful and challenging activities for mountain youth.
Have a look at that report. The April issue is in mailboxes and on newsstands right now.
Do you want to help carry the conversation forward?
Join in on Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. when the Mountain Communities Coalition against Substance Abuse (McCASA) will continue the conversation at 5 p.m. at the Family Resource Center meeting room. Everyone is welcome—parents, educators, young people, businesses, the whole community.
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This is part of the April 11, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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