The Marshall County Safety Commission will work to keep drugs out of schools, and everyone can keep an eye out for possible drug activity.
Indiana State Police troopers said the number of meth labs has decreased in Marshall County, but the threat of meth getting into children’s hands is still possible. There are many more cases now involving the Department of Child Services because parents are abusing drugs, according to state police.
Some children are also getting involved with drug sales and use with their parents, police say. It was reported that a 15-year-old boy that attended a Marshall County school was arrested last fall for dealing marijuana and prescription drugs. His parents were meth cooks and users, state troopers reported. Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin said there are three sets of parents and children currently in the Marshall County Jail.
Troopers warned that heroin is making a comeback as methamphetamine cooks are being sent to prison.
School personnel and residents can help curb the drug problem in schools and the community by noticing student behavior and suspicious activities of people out in public space. If anything looks suspicious, troopers encourage staff members and residents to call the police.