Teenagers are finding new ways to hide drug use in plain sight.
To help families and educators stay proactive, CASA for KIDS of Geauga County and the Geauga County Juvenile Court Community Outreach Program brought ‘Operation: Street Smart’ to Kenston City Schools in Chagrin Falls Township Tuesday night.
“The person that’s dying right now on heroin didn’t just start with heroin,” says Retired Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant, Michael N. Powell.
“That history started sometime back.”
Powell now works as a prevention specialist with Ohio Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, traveling the country, educating anyone with access to children.
He teaches drug use trends, packaging, concealment and terminology.
“You pick up a phrase, a term that gets your attention that just doesn’t seem to make sense, expand the picture,” he says.
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