SHICKSHINNY — The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will host a presentation at the Northwest High School, 243 Thorne Hill Road, Shickshinny, on Monday at 6 p.m. titled “Methamphetamine in Our Community. What Can We Do?”
Berwick Police Sgt. Mike Monico and Chief Ken Strish will conduct the program. Other speakers include: District Judge Johnny Hasay; Ryan Miner, secondary principal; Shickshinny Mayor Beverly Moore; Salem Township Police Sgt. Michael McNeal, and representatives from Clearbrook Lodge, Gaudenzia and Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services.
Monico said methamphetamine is a powerful, addictive stimulant that has taken root in the area, and that many drug addicts, unable to purchase their drug of choice, begin to manufacture batches of meth for their own use, or to barter for other drugs.
This program will give the public a better understanding of the growing meth problem and ways to detect signs of abuse, especially in rural areas.
The program is open to the public and free of charge. Informational materials will be distributed. For more information please contact Maxim Furek at (570)-542-7946.