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Leaders Gather to Discuss Drug Prevention

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Community leaders, law enforcement officials and school personnel are at Arkansas Tech today for the River Valley Meth Project (RVMP) annual meeting.

The group brings community leaders together with the goal of reducing the local production and distribution of methamphetamine.

During today’s meeting Arkansas Speaker of the House Robbie Wills addressed those in attendance about the work the Arkansas Legislature has been doing to help combat drug usage in the state.  Wills said that great strides have been made, but there is still much to be done.

Arkansas Drug Czar Fran Flecher also spoke about the impact that drug use can have on the population and the workforce in the state.

The group also learned more about the federal government’s efforts to prevent drug abuse.  Keith Humphreys, senior policy advisor for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, served as the keynote speaker during today’s meeting.

Russellville Mayor Tyrone Williamson presented all three speakers with keys to the city in appreciation for their efforts to reduce drug usage.

Learn more about the River Valley Meth Project.

See photos from today’s annual meeting.