Sheriff, district attorney sponsor drug training

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Law enforcement officials are invited to increase their ability to identify narcotics this month with pharmaceutical diversion training.
The training is meant to help police identify drugs, specifically prescription narcotics, at the street level.
“Basically, when you make a traffic stop or come across an inmate and there are prescription meds, it will help you identify the narcotics – schedule I, II, III – and know if they should have them,” said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.
Johnson’s office is sponsoring the event along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, and the
District Attorney’s Office of the First Judicial District.
The course will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. July 25 at the Ole Miss Extended auditorium on Briar Ridge Road.
It is free and open to all law enforcement.
For more information, call (601) 941-0731.