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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Contact:
John Tennis, Thurston County Information Manager, 360-709-3073

Celebrate 10 Years of Success with Thurston County Meth Action Team


OLYMPIA - It's been ten years since Thurston County formed an organization to deal with the crimes and environmental devastation caused by a surge in so-called "mom and pop" methamphetamine labs. What has happened since then? What kinds of successes have been demonstrated? What kinds of challenges remain? Those questions and a lot more will be explored in a town hall meeting later this month.

On September 29th, the Thurston County Meth Action Team will mark a decade of effective activities in the community. Presenters at the meeting will cover past, present and future challenges of methamphetamine and other drugs in the community. Why was the team formed, and where does it go from here? Attendees can hear about and discuss major programs the group has undertaken, why meth is still a significant problem and emerging trends like prescription drug abuse.

The speaker lineup includes several Thurston County officials, including Commissioner Cathy Wolfe, Sheriff John Snaza, Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim, and others. A personal addiction story also will be shared. Current and past Meth Action Team members are encouraged to attend, and the event is free and open to the public. Cake and coffee will be served following the program.

  • What: Town Hall- Meth Action Team, Ten Years On
  • When: Thursday September 29th at 6:30 PM
  • Where: Room 152, Building One, at the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia.




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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3