Crisp Co. Sheriff warns of drug dangers

Updated: Jul. 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT
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LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Crisp County's Sheriff warned South Georgians of legal and illegal drug dangers.

Sheriff Billy Hancock held a drug awareness program at the Lee County Church of Christ on Thursday evening.

He had a table of drug paraphernalia to show residents how easily drugs can be made in the home.

Hancock focused on alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin.

He also discussed the red flags to look for in kids and adults.

Hancock explained parents will usually see a drop in their grades, a change in the type of friends they hang around and bursts of rage and anger.

Adults typically were less productive at work and there can be a drastic change in their appearance.

"We as law enforcement, our job is not to lock up people. A lot of times you hear people say well y'all are all about locking up people. Our job is to promote public safety and welfare and the well being of people in our community. And that's exactly what we'd like to do with these type of community programs," said Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock.

Southwest Georgia has been dealing with synthetic opioids like Percocet pills laced with fentanyl on the streets.

Sheriff Hancock hopes community events will help identify drug addicts before it's too late.

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