By MICHELLE LOWERY, District 12 District Attorney’s Office
District Attorney Janice Steidley is inviting citizens of Rogers, Craig and Mayes counties to attend any of the 3 community education seminars covering current trends in student drug and alcohol abuse.
Partnering with educators Steidley’s seminars are timed prior to Spring Break when our students will have more, often unsupervised, time on their hands.
Schools in Claremore, Pryor and Vinita are the host sites and every resident is welcome. School districts in all three counties are sending invitations by phone and website posts.
The DA notes K2 is a growing and dangerous problem. Many adults aren’t aware just how easily accessible it is to young people.
The synthetic, potentially deadly drug K-2 (also known as “spice”) is available to anyone in convenience stores in many, local, towns.
DA Investigator Tommy Dunlap will update attendees about law enforcement efforts to keep K2 out of children’s hands.
DA Steidley invites everyone who is interested in learning what K-2 is, why it is so harmful and how to detect if someone is using it to come to any of the following events:
<bullet>6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Ewing Halsell Middle School Auditorium, Vinita, 114 S. Scraper St. Vinita.
Vinita Chief of Police Bobby Floyd will join Janice Steidley and Tommy in presenting this seminar.
<bullet> 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Claremore High School Library, 201 E. Stuart Roosa.
<bullet> 6-7 p.m. Thursday March 13, Pryor High School at the Herchel Avra Performing Arts Center,
1100 SE 9th St. (The PAC is on the West side of campus)>
There will be additional information on problematic issues happening in our communities related to the abuse of prescription medications, street drugs and alcohol, and time for participants to ask any questions they may have on these subjects.