Franklin County Sheriff's Department says synthetic drugs use is - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Franklin County Sheriff's Department says synthetic drugs use is down

Synthetic drug issues in Franklin County Public Schools concerned the Sheriff's Department and parents. After months of cracking down on distributors, the sheriff's department is making a difference; seeing what they call a significant decline in synthetic drug use. Great news says Jenny Perdue, who has a child at Franklin county high school.

"Relief still concerned you always want to keep a check on your kids but nice to know it has gone down," says Perdue. 

Once one drug is made illegal, Lieutenant Todd Maxey says often times distributors will change or add a compound. This year the governor signed a bill adding six new compounds to the list. Bring the number of compounds banned to 26. 

"Now with the Governor adding more compounds basically banging illegal substances, it does help us prosecute more of the cases if we found the proper compounds," says Maxey.

But as they work to get one drug off the streets, another is knocking on the door. Meth and heroin is creeping into the county, and now they are working to make sure it does not get out of hand. 

"We have increased our enforcement towards these drugs and towards all drugs, so you never know if you have more of it here or are just finding more of it," says Maxey. 

The news is shocking says Perdue. 

"Another conversation with my child, to stay away from these things and the people that use them," says Perdue. 

Hoping none of those drugs makes it way in the schools, the way synthetic drugs did only a year ago.

 

    

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:07:26 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
    Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • Confederate Flag Protest in Lexington

    Confederate Flag Protest in Lexington

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:30:10 GMT
    Organizers from the Sons of the Confederate Veterans held a rally in Lexington. This comes after the administration at Washington and Lee University recently decided to remove Confederate flags from Lee Chapel. 250 People from Maryland to Georgia participated in the rally. They say he purpose of the rally is to get the administration at Washington and Lee University to reverse their decision adn to education those who may have some misconceptions about the Confederate flag. Historian David Ch...
    Organizers from the Sons of the Confederate Veterans held a rally in Lexington. This comes after the administration at Washington and Lee University recently decided to remove Confederate flags from Lee Chapel. 250 People from Maryland to Georgia participated in the rally. They say he purpose of the rally is to get the administration at Washington and Lee University to reverse their decision adn to education those who may have some misconceptions about the Confederate flag. Historian David Ch...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.