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Council tackles 'ice' drug head on

18 September 2015

Bega Valley Shire Council has supported all necessary action towards preventing the impact of the methamphetamine drug known as ice in the Bega Valley Shire.

During a recent meeting the Council was unanimous in supporting health workers, NSW Police and the Federal Government’s call to “Dob in a Drug Dealer” through Crime Stoppers to stop the impact of the drug ‘ice’ in the community.

Councillors voted in favour of supporting the resolution and work being done by agencies in the community that are preventing harm from the drug.

Mayor Michael Britten applauded both the Wandarma Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Service and Katungal Aboriginal Health Service for their recent ice forum which raised awareness and concerns regarding the impact ice is having on the community.

The Mayor wrote to local members The Hon Andrew Constance MP and Dr Peter Hendy MP thanking them on behalf of Council for the work they have done.

“We offer our endorsement of initiatives such as “dob in a drug dealer” to remove this drug from our community.

“This is a serious issue that is affecting the Shire and I am proud to be a part of a community that is taking appropriate and necessary action that will work towards stopping this epidemic.

“We are a great community that is under threat from a terrible drug and we have resolved to put our full support behind our health workers and the Police who see the effects of ice first hand,” Cr Britten said.

For more information on reporting drug crimes go to: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au


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