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Lafayette police hosting discussion on illegal drugs in the community

In January LPD will host a discussion that will be the first in a series of monthly talks covering a variety of crime related issues in Lafayette.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 5:49 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2018 12:49 PM

UPDATE: Police have released more information on the upcoming discussion meeting regarding the city's drug epidemic.


The meeting will take place on Jan. 23 at the Lafayette City Council Chambers in City Hall. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and is free and open to the public.

Due to the larger-than-expected response to this event, the number of available spots for attendance has increased from 30 to 115.


To sign up for the meeting click here.

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police are holding an outreach discussion to talk about the current state of the city's drug epidemic.

The discussion will be the first in a series of monthly talks covering a variety of crime related issues in Lafayette.

Those who attend can ask questions about the drug epidemic facing our community.

It's being hosted by Sergeant A.J. Mellady and Specialist Shana Wainscott.

Wainscott said the drugs they will focus on are marijuana, spice, heroin and meth.

"It's one; to educate the community so that we hopefully see less crime in our community but it's also there to open up discussion if people have questions maybe we can answer it if they're uncertain how things are going the way they're going," said Wainscott.

The public is welcome to come to the free meeting on Jan. 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Police Department Training Center.

Only 30 seats are available so those interested need to sign up for the meeting.

To sign up, click here and search for "Lafayette Community Outreach Drug Discussion."

Lafayette Police are also looking for feedback from the community about ideas for other possible discussion topics.

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