Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's 'No Meth Task Force' alongside Eyewitness News gathered at fire station one in Evansville to find a way to stop meth. Many were glad to see the community come together to learn how to put an end to the problem. "Just bring awareness of how much of a problem meth is in our community," says Adam Jones at tonight's meeting. A panel of experts gave tips and advice while this crowd listened, everyone knowing they have a long way to put an end to this problem. "With the communities that are involved, especially in southern Indiana, meth has just gotten horrible," says Ashley Miller who works for the Department of Child Services. Her reason for attending tonight's meeting, to be a voice for the little one's who cant. "The kids, the children, it's not fair to them, not fair to the kids, they didn't ask for this." Many were there for many reasons. "These empty houses can be contaminated, and we can face serious problems," says President of the South Western Indiana Association of Realtors Jerry Nord. Nord spoke on one of the panels, sharing how meth can even impact the real estate community. "Meth is a problem that effects everybody. We can't just judge a book by its cover. We need to make sure that everybody is aware that anybody, even a nice home, can become a meth house." No matter the reason for being there, from protecting children, to neighborhood awareness, this crowd is ready learn how they can not just win the battle, but the whole war on 'The meth Next Door. "I'm hoping that the community can be more aware of the meth that's around, and ways to guard against it, and what to look for."
Many say they learned a lot at tonight's meeting on what to look for if they think meth has made it's way to their community. You can report and suspicious activity to the city's Suppression Unit at 436-7918.