Bay Village Schools, Police co-host former DEA agent Bob Stutman to speak on America’s drug problem

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Former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Bob Stutman will discuss the ongoing problems with illegal drug use in America when he addresses a local community audience on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the Bay High School auditorium (29230 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140).

 

Stutman was such a visible and effective agent for the DEA that he was once targeted for assassination by a Columbian drug cartel. Journalist Dan Rather called him “one of our nation’s heroes,” and the New York Times has called him “the most famous narc in America.”

 

“There is no individual, family, or community that is immune to the disastrous effects of drug use,” said Bay Village Police Det. Lt. Mark Spaetzel. “We need to engage as many people as possible in this conversation, and we believe Mr. Stutman’s presentations are a very important part of this dialogue.”  Spaetzel emphasized that it is important for the Bay Village Police Department to work cooperatively with the Bay Village Schools. “We must work together to provide the most current information and education to deal with these very serious issues,” he said.

 

The Bay Village City Police Department and Bay Village Schools partnership will bring Stutman in to work with high school students, high school and middle school staff members, and other local officials in the area during the school day. Stutman will address area community members ages 18 and older on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. Admission is free and open to all adult members of the public from communities surrounding Bay Village.

 

“The drug problem among our youth is serious,” said Sean McAndrews, principal at Bay Middle School. “Especially with young adults in their twenties, the drastic rise is heroin and prescription drug abuse is alarming. This is a problem that extends into all areas of community life, including crimes like theft and break-ins that affect us all. We want to raise awareness and hear what we can do to help reverse these disturbing trends.”

 

An expert on substance abuse and education, Stutman speaks throughout the country about his inside knowledge of the drug wars and why we are not winning. Stutman has appeared on “48 Hours”, “60 Minutes”, “Good Morning America”, “The Ted Koppel Show”, “The Today Show” and “Oprah”.  He was featured in the award winning PBS Frontline documentary entitled “The Drug Wars”.  His best-selling autobiography “Dead on Delivery” was published by Warner Books.  He was recently awarded The American Association of Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award.

 

He now leads The Stutman Group, a Management Consulting firm that designs and implements comprehensive and practical substance abuse prevention programs for communities, corporations and school systems across the nation. More information about The Stutman Group is available on its website at http://www.thestutmangroup.com/.

 

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