LPD encourages community members to help tackle drug epidemic

Several people in Lafayette are learning it takes an entire community to tackle the drug epidemic.

Posted: Jan 23, 2018 11:46 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2018 10:03 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Several people in Lafayette are learning it takes an entire community to tackle the drug epidemic.

That was the message at a meeting Tuesday night held by the Lafayette Police Department. The meeting was part of the department's community outreach program.

Tuesday night's topic was illegal drugs and the ongoing epidemic facing not only Lafayette but the entire country.

People were able to ask questions, including many about resources available for addicts.

News 18 spoke to a few people about why it was important for them to be a part of the discussion.

"I wanted to be where others are actively seeking solutions to the problem and to share ideas and encourage others to become an active part of the solution," said Joe Radzikowski, Director of Development at Trinity Life Ministry.

"I want to do my part, as both a citizen and a professional healthcare provider, to help do whatever I can to help address this issue," said Philip Gundlech, an EMT.

The next community outreach meeting will focus on gangs. That meeting is expected to be in February or March.

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