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 February 3rd, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites the public to free prescription drug awareness discussion Feb. 15
 
To help members of the community get the facts about prescription drug abuse, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is announcing a free, two-hour class at the Sheriffs Office administrative center.

"Last year, 42 people in St. Lucie County died of accidental overdoses of prescription medications," Sheriff Mascara said. "We want to give people the facts about prescription medications in hopes of reducing this tragic statistic."

The class is open to county residents of all ages. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. It will be taught be St. Lucie County Sheriffs detectives who investigate cases of prescription drug abuse.

The class is free, but the Sheriffs Office asks those who plan to attend to call Detective Jennifer Waters at 462-3675 before the day of the class.

Here is a link on the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office website to a brochure with basic information about prescription drug abuse:

http://www.stluciesheriff.com/pdf/Family_Awareness_for_Prescription_Drug_Abuse.pdf

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