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Councilman Blackwell kicks off “Safety Week in District 12” with a special focus on meth labs

Thursday June 22, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate Release:

Louisville – It is a crime problem that affects the health of children, adults, families and neighborhoods.

It is a concern not only in southwest Jefferson County but across the country.

Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies are dealing with the growing problem of methamphetamine and Meth labs in Jefferson County..

“Homeowners may not know what to look for or even the dangers of living near a meth lab,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D) 12 “It is time to let people know what we are dealing with.”

Since media attention has focused on this problem, Blackwell is kicking off a week long effort called “Safety Week in District 12”.

On Monday, June 26 a Meth Lab Information Class will be held beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway.

Metro Police will teach this important class and deal the growing meth problem in Southwest Jefferson County. Police will also discuss the dangers associated with the production of the drug and what the sale of meth does to the community.

“This will be a chance for residents to satisfy their curiosity about this drug and ask some serious questions,” Says Blackwell. “It is time for all of us to understand what we are dealing with and how we can fight the problem.”

Metro Government has taken several steps over the last two years to fight the problem including cleaning up meth labs, The information class can also addresses health concerns of the drug its self.

For more information about class, call Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Rick Blackwell (D) 12