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Ocean View Police Department Plans to Tackle Local Drug Problem

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OCEAN VIEW, Del.- The Ocean View Police Department and other organizations are promising to tackle the drug problem in southern Delaware. 

Sarah Bell is a resident of Mommy & Me, a sober living home for mothers and their children. She said she is grateful for the resources that have made her 60 days clean. 

"Drugs weren't something that I just decided I was going to do. Like if you told me I was going to be the person I was a year ago, I wouldn't have believed you," said Bell. 

She is one of the 10 women who live in Mommy & Me One, one of the four houses throughout Sussex County. Unlike other programs for mothers, the children are allowed to live with their mothers during their recovery. 

The Ocean View Police Department said it is actively tackling the drug problem in their area. One of its main initiatives is a youth drug summit that it ran for the first time this year at Mariner Middle School. 

"We’re tired of people dying in our community," said Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin. 

The police department will also hold public training centers every month next year. It will train people to use Narcan, an overdose reversal medication. 

The Lord Baltimore Lion Club is also targeting youth with an anti-drug message. The club hopes to do a poster contest with anti-drug messages next year at public schools and hang up banners with information about the consequences of drugs. 

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