ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany City leaders talk to elementary school students about the dangers of drugs, saying they are being targeted already at their young age.
Mayor Willie Adams and Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Darryl Smith were among the speakers at the
Red Ribbon Drug Awareness rally at Turner Elementary School Thursday morning. More than 140 fourth and fifth graders were told that kids their age are already in danger from drug dealers, who would use them to sell dope.
Mayor Adams said "It is important to tell these kids not to get involved. Because the inticement, designer clothes and designer shoes, all those little items kids want to have. We have to emphasize to them this is a dead end street."
This was the kickoff event for a weeklong Red Ribbon Drug Awareness program at Turner Elementary School.