PIQUA — Following Thursday’s near-epidemic number of drug overdoses and an offer from Piqua police to assist in getting drugs out of households, no questions asked, Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison is still optimistic that residents may come forward to turn over illegal substances and lessen the risk of overdoses in the community.
The Piqua Police Department has issued a “Suspicious Substance Surrender — No Questions Asked” option wherein residents can contact police if they have any “suspicious substance in their possession that could lead to a life-threatening ingestion,” and the authorities will come to their location and take the substance for safe disposal.
So far, no one has stepped forward to turn in any heroin or cocaine.
One Piqua mother contacted Piqua police Thursday evening. The parent found marijuana in the possession of her 12-year-old son. She requested police to remove the marijuana and charge or arrest her son.
Police took the substance as evidence and referred the parent to Miami County Drug Court to further action. Chief Jamison said that in handling the situation in this manner, the child can take advantage of several services through the court to help stop the child’s drug problem before it grows larger.
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