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Published December 05, 2012, 02:35 PM

Former DEA Agent Warns Community of Increasing Prevalence of Drug Use

A former DEA agent and drug expert is talking to both students and parents about drugs that are threatening the lives of local children. The expert is visiting local schools throughout the week to raise awareness.

A former DEA agent and drug expert is talking to both students and parents about drugs that are threatening the lives of local children. The expert is visiting local schools throughout the week to raise awareness.

Robert Stutman spent the day at Red River High School talking about his experiences and what can be done to prevent drug abuse here in Grand Forks. Stutman says the drugs affecting kids in this community include hydrocodone, vicodin and oxycontin which can be deadly. He says in the past 13 years illegal drug use among teens has doubled with the average age of a child experimenting with drugs being 12 years old. Stutman says it's all about prevention and that there are things parents can do at home.

Stutman will be at Red River High School Wednesday night at 7:00 talking to parents about drug abuse and prevention. The event is free and open to the public.

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