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OC police will host high school drug forum


Most students at Oregon City High School will tell you that it is easier for them to get marijuana than alcohol. Drugs and alcohol are a reality for the teens in the community.

Many parents are unaware of the drugs that are out there and fail to spot the signs that could indicate a problem for their teen. The Oregon City Police Department is providing a class that can help.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Officer Brian Willard will make a presentation to teens and parents at Oregon City High School. Willard is a trained drug recognition expert and will provide facts about both legal and illegal drugs, their effects and warning signs that might indicate their use. Parents will leave with a better understanding about the reality of drugs in the community and where to turn for help should problems come up. Teens will learn factual information about drugs, their side effects and how to make safe choices.

Oregon City Municipal Judge Laraine McNiece also will take part. She will share the story of her son, who died at a young age as a result of drug use.

The presentation will take place in the high school auditorium. Free child care will be provided by students from the National Honor Society.

If you have any questions, call Lt. Jim Band at 503-496-1686; or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..