MEDFORD (WAOW) — The methamphetamine epidemic continues to plague the Badger State. On Monday, the Taylor County community took a stand against the drug in the third annual March Against Meth.
Derrick Fritz with the Taylor County Drug Opposition Partners said meth is one of the most prevalent substances used across the county. He’s hopes raising awareness can bring an end to the cycle of use and incarceration.
“We really want to see what we can do stop that cycle from in and out, and in and out,” Fritz said.
Eric Paterson, a K-9 handler with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, said the first step to addressing the epidemic is recognizing that it’s a problem.
“I hope to see people accepting that it is a problem and starting to do something about it… to find one generation that will put a stop to the meth epidemic, because that’s what we need.” Paterson said.
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