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Operation Street Smart Coming to VHS
Operation Street Smart is coming to Vermilion High School on Monday, February 12 at 6:00 PM.  This adults only presentation is for parents, teachers and other individuals who work with students or youth on a daily basis.  The goal of the Street Smart program is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques, and the physiological effects of drug use and abuse.  
Three current/former undercover detectives, who possess over fifty years of combined narcotics experience, conduct the Street Smart presentation.  This program includes actual examples of current designer street drugs such as XTC, Bath Salts, Huffing, LSD, GHB, K2/Spice, and Khat. Current drug paraphernalia examples are available to depict the ease in camouflaging drug use from adults.  A strong emphasis is placed on the physiological effects of the drugs and indicators to look for.  So-called “traditional” drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, and methamphetamine are also covered extensively as teenagers still heavily abuse these drugs.  A portion of the program also deals with prescription medications, including DXM, due to the easy accessibility in most households.  The entire presentation is back dropped by a PowerPoint slide show depicting additional examples of the drug being shown.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office created Operation Street Smart in July 2002 as a way to take community oriented policing to a new level.  Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is the Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics branch. To date Operation: Street Smart has been presented over 1,500 times to over 150,000 people throughout Ohio and the United States.  In May 2004, the program received the F.B.I. Director’s Community Leadership Award.  
We are excited to have the opportunity to offer this program in Vermilion.  Please join us to learn more about the most important issue impacting students and young people throughout the country.   More information about the presenters and the program is available by downloading this document:   Operation Street Smart


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