The #1 drug deterrent that a child can have is their parents, and the only way a parent can effectively teach is if they themselves are well informed. Sometimes a child's questions go beyond just saying, "No," and they want to know why. Because of that, and the ever changing face of the War on Drugs, Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a drug awareness dicussion at Sheriff's Safety Town on May 3.

A veteran Caddo Sheriff’s narcotics investigator will speak about current drug trends and the dangers of illegal drug use during a discussion that is open to the public. This free event will be held 6 p.m. May 3 at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue.

Lt. Carl Townley, who heads the CPSO Narcotics Unit, will be the speaker. Townley has more than 25 years of experience in narcotics investigation and has participated in more than 1,000 felony drug arrests. He has served as an undercover agent for the FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs, ATF, and local task forces. Sheriff Steve Prator praises Lt. Townley's record and his presentation.

Lt. Townley recently shared his experiences with students and faculty at Bossier Parish Community College and was very well received. Afterward, we had many requests for him to present the same material at a time and place where working parents and grandparents could attend. We are very excited to present this opportunity to parents and hope many will take advantage of the chance to educate themselves about the dangers that are out there and what’s being made available to our kids.