ADDU taskforce educates members of Girls Inc. on drug prevention

ADDU taskforce educates members of Girls Inc. on drug prevention
As part of Red Ribbon week, Girls Inc of Albany invited the  Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) to talk to the girls about the dangers of drugs. (Source: WALB)
As part of Red Ribbon week, Girls Inc of Albany invited the  Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) to talk to the girls about the dangers of drugs. (Source: WALB)
ADDU even brought along their German Shepherd, Baddie, part of the K-9 unit. (Source: WALB)
ADDU even brought along their German Shepherd, Baddie, part of the K-9 unit. (Source: WALB)
Girls Inc. of Albany member, De'era Roney (Source: WALB)
Girls Inc. of Albany member, De'era Roney (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of young girls learned why they should say no to drugs on Tuesday afternoon.

As part of Red Ribbon week, Girls Inc. of Albany invited the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit to talk to the girls about the dangers of drugs.

Drug agents spoke to them about how to resist peer pressure.

With Halloween next week, they also suggested for them not to take candy from strangers.

ADDU even brought along their German Shepherd, Baddie, part of the K-9 unit.

Staff said studies show girls are more likely than boys to be introduced to drugs at an early age.

"I learned that when we go trick or treating we need our parents to check our bags before we eat it. The police dog is not trained to bite but trained to find drugs," said De'era Roney.

After ADDU's presentation, the girls were allowed to pet Baddie and explore one of the unit's police cars.

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