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Metro Council members urge community to learn more about how to recognize meth labs in your neighborhood

Wednesday September 12, 2012

For Immediate Release
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
               Stephen Haag 574-1204/645-1752

Louisville – In 2011, Louisville Metro Police officers came across 107 meth lab locations in Metro Louisville. Not all were located in homes; some were along roads sides or in cars as part of mobile operations.

Right now, it appears 2012 will outpace last year’s number of locations.

In an effort to protect neighborhoods and communities, LMPD and the South Jefferson Community Partnership of the Louisville Metro Alliance for Youth are offering three workshops on how to spot a meth lab in your neighborhood.

“Many of us on the Metro Council have done extensive work with police to get a handle on this problem,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “With the community’s help, we can get to these labs before it becomes a major health hazard to unsuspecting people living near such operations.”

“Anyone who thinks it happens somewhere else and not on my street would be wrong,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “There is a great risk of children stumbling upon a garbage bag that was once a meth lab. The best course of action is to become informed about what a meth lab is and how you can help police fight this crime.”

Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12), Bob Henderson (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) are joining Flood and Welch by encouraging residents and neighborhood groups to take advantage of the following three workshops:



Okolona Area

Sept. 18, 2012

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Okolona Christian Church

10801 Faithful Way

Louisville, KY 40229

(Corner of Mt. Washington Rd. and Preston Highway, enter at north end of building, door #1)

Fairdale Area

Sept. 20, 2012

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Fairdale Library

10620 W. Manslick Road

Louisville, KY 40118

Valley Station Area

Sept. 25, 2012

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Southwest Govt. Center

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40258

“Public Safety is our top priority for the Metro Council and Metro Police,” says Yates. “We have groups who are already watching out for crime in their neighborhoods. These workshops are another way to help police make our community safer.”

For more information about the workshops, contact Dodie Huff-Fletcher at 502-439-9599.

Sponsors:
The Louisville Metro Council