ANDERSON FIGHTS BACK AGAINST ICE WITH FORUM
The local fight against the drug ‘Ice’ is being stepped up with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson calling a high level critical meeting of key stakeholders in Tamworth.
Mr Anderson will be joined by Deputy Premier and Police Minister Troy Grant and Acting NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn along with local Police, Ambulance officers, drug, alcohol and health experts, social support and community representatives in a special forum being held on Wednesday 13th January.
“The forum will be a workshop to investigate the current situation, prevention strategies from local authorities and what we can do as a community to help police stamp out the drug and support victims of ice,” Mr Anderson said.
“It’s time to reclaim our community from this corrosive drug and by joining together in the fight against ice we can move closer to that goal.
“Ice or crystal methamphetamine is having a devastating impact on local families and we must keep up the push to eradicate it from our community.
“Our police do an incredible job battling this growing epidemic but we need to explore ways that we can support them as a community to combat the spread of ice.”
Mr Anderson is reminding residents to remain alert to signs of ice supply and manufacturing as often it’s the small efforts by community members that can lead police to major breakthroughs.
“A single anonymous call to Crime Stoppers can have a major impact for police and communities in tackling these drugs.
“Your information could help police smash the supply of these drugs in our region and help prevent lives being destroyed.”
Mr Anderson is encouraging residents that have any information relating to the supply or manufacture of drugs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.