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Youth Substance Abuse Presentation

January 10th, 2019 by Becca Tellinghuisen

Parents are invited by East Grand Rapids Public Schools to attend an informative presentation by Officer Jermaine Galloway, also known as “Tall Cop,” regarding the risks and dangers of youth substance abuse. This 2-hour presentation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center, 2211 Lake Drive SE.

Covering a wide array of topics, Tall Cop discusses alcohol and drugs that are popular with youth of all ages, e-cigarettes, marijuana-laced vapes, and new marijuana products with high potency levels. In addition, Tall Cop explains how prescription pills are being sold and how additional components to the pills are causing overdoses and deaths. As marijuana laws continue to change throughout the country, Tall Cop illustrates how students are obtaining over-the-counter and easy-to-get legal drugs. Our youth today are presented with more accessibility to substances than ever before, and Tall Cop provides communities and schools the most current and relevant information to assist in keeping our children safe.