The public is invited to attend a Public Forum on Current Oklahoma Drug Threats, hosted by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN).
The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd at the Donald Reynolds Community Center in Poteau.
OBN Director John Scully says the forum is designed to keep citizens better informed about the current and emerging drug issues that directly impact families, schools, businesses and communities.
“Our agency has developed a comprehensive Drug Threat Assessment that highlights the current climate of narcotic trafficking, manufacturing, and abuse in Oklahoma.
This includes specific trends involving the opioid crisis and heroin abuse, methamphetamine importation and rise in meth overdoses, and emerging patterns with cocaine and marijuana.” ---OBN Director John Scully
The forum will include OBN experts providing unique insight to drug trends, discussing steps communities and families can take to prevent substance abuse, and answering questions from members of the audience.
The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information about the Public Forum on Current Oklahoma Drug Threats, please contact the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics PIO at 1-800-522-8031.