SheriffPastorMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/17/13) – On Wednesday, July 17, Muhlenberg County Sheriff Curtis McGehee continued in his ongoing efforts to inform the public on the ongoing meth issues, and how the average citizen can make a difference.

Sheriff McGehee spoke before the congregation of Bard Hill General Baptist Church on Bard Hill Road near Depoy, led by Pastor Ricky Williams. The subject was that of the continuation of meth labs being found in the Muhlenberg area. This speaking engagement was one of many that Sheriff McGehee has done over the past year, and has continuing plans for in the near future.

"I’ve been doing this for a long time," said Sheriff McGehee. "I know that most Sunday and Wednesday nights I’ve been busy at local churches doing presentations. I did one at a community youth group, schools, health department, etc. I sent out a letter in February asking churches if I could come and do presentations and inform the public about the Meth problem. I had several churches respond to that. Next month I have presentations at Cleaton and Ebenezer."

Sheriff McGehee has seen firsthand the effects of Meth on users as well as families of users and dealers. He made it clear, however, that his main focus in his presentations was to inform the public that they, the average Muhlenberg County citizen, could possibly be the greatest weapon in the war against meth.

“Law enforcement needs to be aggressive, but we are looking on the front end of this situation, and that is prevention,” said Sheriff McGehee. “Prevention begins with the public.”

McGehee expressed that more meth labs could be taken down if citizens would start reporting suspicious activity, and that meth would not be such a problem if the public took steps to teach each other, and youths, the dangers of meth. In short, the public needs to understand the true dangers of meth, and there are many.

Among the many aspects that Sheriff McGehee spoke on were the methods of meth usage, the importance of parents to keep children informed on the dangers, the impact of the future of children due to meth, the long-term consequences of meth usage and dealing and the risk to children in homes where meth is manufactured, to name a few.

Though Sheriff McGehee was very respectful and appreciative to local law enforcement’s progress with meth issues in the community, he said, “If the community doesn’t stand up and fight the meth problem, it cannot be solved. You, as citizens, can make a difference.”

Sheriff McGehee urged the attendees of the church to take a stand against meth. He stressed that local citizens do not need to fear repercussions from reporting meth labs and users. He stated that the best way to report any suspicious drug-related activity was through the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office website.

SheriffColinSimply go to the site at http://www.muhlenbergcountysheriff.com . From there, click on that tab near the top of the screen where it says, “Report a Crime.” The page you are directed to will allow you to anonymously report a crime to Sheriff McGehee, without using your name at all. Sheriff McGehee actually urged citizens to be sure and not use their names when utilizing this tip source.

The evening ended with many individuals thanking Sheriff McGehee for his time and his efforts, plus a little fun time for a local young boy, Colin Williams, who has a long-standing dream of one day becoming a law officer. Colin was given the opportunity to see what it was like to wear an officers vest and operate the lights and siren on the Sheriff’s vehicle.

SurfKY News would like to salute Sheriff McGehee for taking time to inform the public and for allowing them to take part in the war on Meth.

J.L. Graham
SurfKY News

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