Thursday, May 17, 2012
Police will combat one of the nation's growing problems by anonymously collecting prescription drugs.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Courtesy Holliston Police Department Holliston residents will now have a free, safe method to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication thanks to a new drug collection program announced today by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Police Chief John Moore. MedReturn Drug Collection Units will be delivered by Friday to 29 police departments in Middlesex County, including Holliston. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office purchased the units for the departments through drug forfeiture funds, which can be used for the purpose of drug rehabilitation, drug education and other anti-drug efforts. “Illegal use of prescription drugs is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem,” DA Leone said. “Part of the problem is that …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Yesterday the high school had a lock-in while dogs searched the school and parking lot for illegal substances.
In an email to parents yesterday Hopkinton High School Principal Alyson Geary talked about a drug search in the building and on the premises. According to the email "The search included the school parking lots, common areas of the school including the hallways, bathrooms, auditorium and library, and 13 classrooms." The email went on to say that the procedure did not interrupt any teaching. It also said this sweep is part of an ongoing effort to keep the school drug free. Both Geary and Hopkinton Police Chief Flannery said that if any more information is going to be released about the search they will send out a press release. Neither would answer questions about whether any drugs were found during the sweep or not.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Chief law officer for county in which Hopkinton resides says make good decisions to avoid tragedy.
District Attorney Gerard Leone, the chief law enforcement officer for Hopkinton and other towns in Middlesex County, spoke at Marlborough High School recently about prom safety. Hopkinton's Junior Prom is May 27. Leone shared personal stories from his high school days in Franklin, both funny and tragic, to drive his point home. When bad decisions are made, he said, there will be tragic consequences. Bad decisions, he said, lead to death as an “erie, tragic, morbid inevitability.” To make prom night safe, Leone said, students need to make good decisions, not compound bad ones. Leone said car crashes are the No. 1 killer for 15 to 20 year olds. He said the number of accident-related deaths increase during prom and graduation season. …