Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced that there will be four heroin presentations held at high schools across Hunterdon County. With the dramatic increase of heroin overdose deaths in Hunterdon County, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and Hunterdon Prevention Resources have partnered with school administrators throughout the county to raise awareness and discuss the risks our kids and our entire community are facing today.
Prosecutor Kearns will bring together Legislators, County Freeholders, Mayors and Town Council members, local Police Chiefs and State Police Station Commanders, School Board of Education and PTO members, as well as concerned parents and community members from each of the high schools and their sending districts to focus on this serious problem threatening our county. The topics of the presentation will focus on the Heroin Epidemic and School Safety. The presentation will take place at the following locations and dates: South Hunterdon High School on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Delaware Valley Regional High School on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. North Hunterdon High School on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Hunterdon Central High School on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Prosecutor Kearns stated, “Hunterdon County is in the grips of a deadly heroin epidemic. From 2014 to 2015 there has been a 300 percent increase in overdoses in the county. Our children, families, friends and community are at risk from this terrible epidemic. I urge everyone to find time from their busy schedules to come out for this important presentation.” Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.