Constable Bob Bernie of the OPP says tomorrow's a big day. He's part of a day-long conference about the impact of crystal meth.
"In the past year, really, the presence of meth in Kenora... It's very concerning on many different levels," he said Friday.
The conference is sold out, so a livestream link is being offered. Bernie is also a part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Task Force in Kenora.
"We see the havoc this drug is wreaking on them and in their lives, their families and everybody who's associated with them," he added.
Methamphetamine, better known as Crystal meth, is a neurotoxin and a potent psycho-stimulant. It enhances alertness, wakefulness, and movement, among other things. However, it is also extremely addictive.
Bernie said the community hosted speakers from the U.S. twice before, but it was before the drug had really arrived in kenora. However, over the last year, the constable says police have seen a marked increase in calls related to meth.
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