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Galt Police Department hosts prescription drug presentation


The public is invited to a presentation on the effects of illegal prescription drugs this evening, sponsored by the Galt Police Department. The focus will be on the dangers of teens taking drugs out of their home’s medicine cabinet and selling them, according to Chief William Bowen.

The presentation will include information from both a medical and criminal perspective, and hear from local officers making street-level arrests. Officers will also touch on the impact of drug addiction, how it affects criminal behavior from violent crimes to property crimes, who uses drugs and who is arrested on the street with prescription medications and other narcotics.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn how to protect their medications and get rid of old medications, both over the counter and prescriptions, at local pharmacies.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive.