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Attorney General Bill Lockyer's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Partners With Glenn County Law Enforcement and Education Leaders On

More Than 500 Eighth-Graders From Glenn County Public Schools Will Attend
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Contact: (415) 703-5837

(WILLOWS) – California Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) today launched a two-day anti-drug education program, called “Drug Store”, in partnership with Glenn County law enforcement and education leaders. Over the next two days, more than 500 eighth-graders from Glenn County public schools will attend the program at Saint Monica’s Parish in Willows.

The Drug Store program uses positive prevention messages, factual information and realistic dramatizations to educate young people about the dangers of drug use. Using realistic props, students are directed through a series of nine stations, each dramatizing a step in the life of a student who uses drugs. Participants are led from an arrest stemming from an illegal drug purchase, to a court hearing and sentence upon conviction, and, ultimately, to a lethal drug overdose. The program concludes with a funeral dramatizing the possible consequences of making a wrong choice.

Among the state and local agencies that are participating in the Drug Store program are: Glenn County Sheriff’s Department; Willows Police Department; Orland Police Department; Glenn County District Attorney’s Office; Glenn County Probation Department; Glenn County Office of Education; Friday Night Live Partnership; Willows Fire Department; California Highway Patrol; Glenn Medical Center; Glenn County Health Service Agency; Glenn County Public Health; Not in Our Town Glenn County; and many community volunteers.

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