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Facing Drug Problems In the Surburbs, Lacey Township Provides Awareness

With drugs, Lacey's seen too much lately. 

Indeed, Lacey Township was in the top 20 in 2012 among towns dealing with heroin and opiate addiction, treatment and overdoses in New Jersey, according to a Patch report.

To deal with it, the Lacey Township Police Department participated in the Red Night Out event at the Lacey Township High School on Thursday, February 27, 2014, with Chief David A. Paprota presenting in the auditorium, Detective Lieutenant Chris Cornelius staffing a booth with a display and drug information in the cafeteria, and Officer Joseph Soto interacting with the children in the child care area (gymnasium).

Over 750 parents attended the two-hour event which focused on dealing with addiction, and more specifically, the drug related issues facing Lacey Township. The event was a great success due to the efforts of over 150 dedicated volunteers.
JAKE2 March 01, 2014 at 06:56 PM
So happy it was successful. I hope the parents listened and learned !!!!! I wish I had red night out back in 2005 2006. !!!!!
JAKE2 March 01, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Wish Lacey had red night out back in 2005 - 2008 !
Ryan Hardy March 01, 2014 at 07:06 PM
That police officer in the picture is none other than Officer Joseph Soto! Joe is the one good cop in this down. Kudos to this hometown hero.
tr March 01, 2014 at 07:39 PM
I am very proud of all those that attended. Great job! Now, please use your new found knowledge to defeat this child abductor!

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