Scott County Meth Task Force Names Local Video Winners
April 16, 2015; Shakopee, Minnesota – In broadening its larger anti-drug community education and outreach approach, the Scott County Meth Task Force recently sponsored a public service announcement/video contest among our local high schools with a particular focus on heroin use. The anti-heroin video content and production was left entirely up to the student groups and their mentors.
A committee -- comprised of a school superintendent, a school principal, a member of local law enforcement, a medical professional, and a recovering heroin addict judged all the submissions. This afternoon, Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar commended the winners on their videos, noting “… this contest fostered a wonderful opportunity to bring together the amazing creativity of our local youth with a commitment to fighting the problem of heroin use in our larger community. These talented kids show us that they really get the seriousness of the issue, and they should be recognized for the time and effort they put into this project.”
“The prize money was made possible by a generous donation from Shakopee Sand, LLC,” Hocevar added. “In every sense of the concept, this project was a community effort.”
About the Scott County Meth Task Force
The Scott County Meth Task Force is a public and private partnership dedicated to identifying, educating, preventing, and controlling methamphetamine (meth) and the impact of its use on the community. Additionally, the Task Force is committed to reducing the financial and health outcomes of meth on users, law enforcement, schools, local government agencies, families, and the environment in an effort to provide safe, healthy, and livable communities to the citizens of Scott County.