Red Ribbon Week Drug Program at Dierks High School
On October 23, 2012, Chief Deputy Bryan McJunkins presented a drug awareness program to the junior high and senior high students at the Dierks High School as part of the nation wide Red Ribbon Week activities. McJunkins talked to the youth about how Red Ribbon Week got its start. McJunkins spoke on the dangers of drug use and the criminal penalties of possessing, using, and selling drugs. McJunkins displayed and talked about all of the dangerous drugs commonly dealt with by law enforcement in Howard County. He also spent time covering the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in HowardCounty, the high number of prescription drug over-doses in the county, and the growing number of deaths in the county caused by prescription drug abuse.