A group of southeast Madison County citizens are getting ready to
launch an education program in an effort to curb drug use and
underage drinking in their towns.
The Southeast Madison County Coalition has already aired public
service announcements provided by the federal office of National Drug
Control Policy on local cable TV stations and have begun compiling a
list of facilities and resources, including treatment programs, Web
sites and churches.
"Drugs have been a major problem in southeast Madison County for
years," said Dave Martin, chief of police in Owens Cross Roads. "We
don't just want to put sellers and users in jail, but we also need to
educate juveniles and the general public."
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