The Brown County school district and the sheriff's department are partnering in an attempt to stop students from trying meth, heroin or other drugs.
Many law enforcement officials say drug abuse is fueling a surge in crime, and the challenges at jails only begin with an arrest.
The commissioner’s office will need to vote to reapprove the program within the next few weeks if it is to remain in operation.
The $1.6 million grant will be used to find out whether two FDA-approved drugs can be repurposed to treat life-threatening and drug-resistant bacteria.
Police say it’s about creating a safe, drug free state. But advocates worry that it’s harkening back to the failed war on drugs of the 1970s.
The new measures include continuing police presence downtown and attempting to raise funds for the Shalom Community Center to keep its doors open on weekends.
Police officers in an eastern Indiana county are being more careful when handling heroin because the drug increasingly is being laced with other substances.
Some officers are now carrying up to three doses of naloxone.
Critics argue the legislature is “backsliding” to previous, failed attempts to address the drug epidemic.
Advocacy groups in northwestern Indiana plan to train family and friends of drug addicts how to use the overdose antidote naloxone.