Conference focuses on getting drugs out of communities

Conference focuses on getting drugs out of communities

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Every county in the state is being represented at a three day conference held on the Coast. It is an annual conference that focuses on getting drugs out of communities.

Organizers say marijuana remains very popular. They say having networking conferences like this allows officials to attack the sale and use of the drug in its infancy stage. That way, it doesn't lead to the use of other drugs in neighborhoods.

"This is very important we try to get the most out of it," said MADCP President Judge Frank Sutton. "I, as President, have come up with hashtag #wearefamily in order for us to have a family orientation where by no one is immune from helping someone else. That means, no ones too high or low to help make it what it needs to be in the approach to helping people."

This is the 11th year of the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals conference.

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