On Wednesday District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer and Corporal Ted Race of the Pennsylvania State Police presented a program to students at Smethport High School focusing on the danger of impaired driving and the risk that drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine pose to them.
Increased education to students has been credited with greatly reducing the number of DUI by minor cases, Vettenburg-Shaffer said.
The District Attorney overseas the McKean County Drug Task Force and presented a video showing a scientist with the Clandestine Lab Team handling a meth pot after responding to an active meth lab in McKean County. Corporal Race is a trained Drug Recognition Expert specially trained to identify signs of impairment due to drugs or alcohol.
To report information on illegal drug activity to a McKean County Drug Task Force Detective, please contact Chief County Detective Ryan Yingling at the District Attorney’s Office 887-3312 or MCDTFtip@gmail.com.