There are efforts in our communities and counties to tackle this problem. We can start by talking about drug risks with our family and friends and rejecting the idea that this can’t happen to us. Get involved where you can. Speak up and contact law enforcement when you suspect drug-related activity.
Nowadays people breaking into homes aren’t looking for jewelry, they’re looking for prescription pills. Elderly people tend to be a target because they’re more likely to have medications and they tend to not dispose of them. If you’re selling your home be aware that your open house may be a target for people looking for prescription drugs as well. Hide them, lock them up or take them out of your home.
Drugs that are of interest to dealers are muscle relaxers, pain killers, depression or anxiety medications, sleeping pills and ADHD medication.