Meth Awareness Month Kicks Off in Benton County

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A task force is teaching young students the dangers of drug use in Benton County.

October is Meth Awareness Month, and the group officially kicked things off at the Benton County Courthouse Friday afternoon.

The task force said its mission is to reduce the use of methamphetamine and increase awareness of the problem.  The group is made up of local business leaders, educators, lawmakers and law enforcement.

The task force will put on presentations throughout the month at local schools and youth organizations.