Sunday morning was perhaps the first organized public forum on the substance abuse epidemic that is sweeping the country, and has hit the community of Clinton especially hard.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers was very pleased with the turnout of over 150 to First Christian Church's Family Life Center Sunday morning to get it's first introduction of the problem at hand.
From the perspective of Chief Lowers, he felt like the forum crammed a lot of information into a short period of time. He says this is a topic that needs to be talked about further.
Sunday at First Christian Church was also the premier of a documentary outlining the problem locally and the Chief says there were several takeaways from that for him.
Chief Lowers felt there was some clarification of how the judicial system works and how law enforcement deals with the problems of heroin distribution.
He says while not all information can lead to an arrest, every little bit of information they receive helps, so he encourages anyone who suspects drug activity happening near them to contact their local law enforcement agency.
We'll have more on this story in the coming days on Regional Radio News.