Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 8, 2013

The Port to hold Community Drug Awareness Night


What makes prescription drugs so dangerous is the fact that the epidemic of abuse is growing across all facets of society. From the corporate executive to the single mother, to the all-star athlete, no age group, race, social class or geographic location is exempt from the danger of prescription drug abuse.

Minister Mike Bartlett is familiar with the dangers of drug abuse and has both a great deal of experience and a deep-seated reason for his desire to help others overcome addictions.

“For 15 years, I was a drug addict. I know what it will do to your family and to society as a whole. I’m very passionate about helping people restore their lives and the community,” Bartlett said.

In addition to discussing prescription drug abuse, the Community Drug Awareness Night will cover methamphetamines and heroin and other types of drugs. Many ingredients and byproducts of manufacturing methamphetamines are extremely toxic. So much so that crews dismantling methamphetamine labs must wear protective gear. An added hazard comes in the portable “one pot” style of manufacturing. After the drug is made, the bottles are often thrown out along the side of the road.

“A few years ago, our church did a community clean-up day. Three times that day, I had to call law enforcement because we found used needles and the remains of a meth lab along the road,” Bartlett said. “It’s an environmental hazard as well as a public safety hazard. I’m very passionate about this.”

There will be representatives from the Indiana State Police, the Westport Police, Community Mental Health Services, and the Department of Children’s Services on hand to offer information about drug abuse, what to look for, and what can be done.

The Indiana State Police will be giving the majority of the presentation. They will share information about the manufacturing of methamphetamines, what to look for to identify it, and what kinds of ingredients go into methamphetamines. State Police officers will also offer information about prescription drug abuse, tipline information and what a concerned citizen can do if they suspect drug trafficking in their area.

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