Experts discuss new trend in use of illegal drugs

YOUNGSTOWN — A pair of drug experts from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office told an audience today that one of the biggest trends in the use of illegal drugs, especially marijuana, is vaporization.

Lt. Shawn Bain and retired Sgt. Michael Powell, who both worked for the office’s Special Investigations Unit, walked the audience through some of the intricate, time consuming and in some cases expensive ways marijuana users increase the high of the drug or conceal its use from others — often in their own house.

“No amount of money, no amount of effort is too much to get high,” Bain said.

The pair participate in “Operate Street Smart,” which is offered across the state by Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott. The Mahoning County Children Services Board was host to the local presentation.

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