(Editor's note: The following is a press release.)
To share the latest information about today's Meth Labs – including what to look for, where to report and the health risks to you and your family – Summit County Children Services and the County of Summit ADM Board are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Meth Lab Community Forum Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High Street, Downtown Akron. The event is free and open to the public – with ample free parking available in the parking garage at S. High and E. Market Streets.
Plastic or glass bottles – and other easy-to-get household products – are used every day to make Methamphetamine in neighborhoods throughout our area. Meth Labs can be found anywhere: a house, the trunk of a car, or a neighborhood park. . . places where families live and play. What would happen if a Meth Lab was discovered in your neighborhood? What health risks are there to you and your children?
Presenting at the forum will be: Lt. Brian Simcox and Officer Chris Crockett of the Akron Police Department; Retired Summit County Sheriff's Department Captain Hylton Baker; Becky Mundy, BSN, RN, Burn Unit Education Coordinator at Akron Children's Hospital; and special guest speaker Apryl Miller who will share her journey from being a former meth cook and user to her life today: sober for 2 ½ years and working at Interval Brotherhood Home with other people in recovery.
Immediately prior to the Forum, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., valuable free resource material will be available from a variety of community supporting organizations, including (as of September 9): Summit County Children Services, the ADM Board, Akron Children's Hospital, the Interval Brotherhood Home, and the Akron Police Department.
The September 25 Meth Lab Community Forum is being held with the support of the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For more information, contact Summit County Children Services at (330) 379-2090 or at summitkids.org.