Students of Sloan Hendrix lower and upper elementary schools were treated to a “Drug Prevention Program” hosted by Sheriff Jody Dotson and the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association.

Kindergarten through 3rd grade students were introduced to “PC” the talking, dancing patrol car. Students were informed on the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drugs in a very fun and exciting program, the children were also presented coloring books at the end of the program and were able to spend a moment with Deputy Harold Willett, K-9 Officer Blake Liscomb and Ben the K-9.

Upper elementary students were presented a power-point presentation on tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs as well. The older student’s program was more focused on dangerous inhalant abuse and the dangers of driving while drinking.

Sheriff Dotson and the Deputies spent a moment with the upper elementary students as they returned to class. The Sheriff also gave coloring books to the teachers to distribute to the students. Supt. Mitch Walton thanked the Sheriff for coming to the school and presenting the program.

Sheriff Dotson and Deputies will be at the Black Rock campus on Friday to present the program to the students of the Black Rock School.

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