the close of 2009 I want to bring our stakeholders and the citizens we serve up
to date on what transpired this year.
biggest change was the addition of 3 officers to the team, 1 each from
are the beneficiary of 2 Federal Stimulus grants, which pay for a deputy from
has been a busy year for the officers at STING, with over 200 investigations.
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be slowing down, continuing the trends
of the past few years. One very
chilling statistic that we confirmed via the Department of Community Health is
the growing presence of heroin in our area.
Treatment admissions show heroin replacing cocaine as the 3rd
most abused drug, behind marijuana and opiates (prescription narcotics).
officers remain committed to aggressively targeting individuals who bring
illegal narcotics to our communities. We
also continue to support local law enforcement agencies with other criminal
encourage everyone to remain vigilant, especially regarding their own
prescriptions. The 2009 National
Prescription Drug Threat Assessment is clear that 50% of our children indicate
they acquired their prescription drugs from friends or family members, usually
contact me at the STING office if you have questions or comments.