I, Sheriff Josh Eckerson have been in law enforcement for over, 15 years. I was elected Sheriff in 2012 and currently serve as Sheriff. I have worked as a canine office and a drug task officer with two different drug task forces. I have seen the effects Methamphetamine has on families and the community. It is the most dangerous and devastating drug we have ever encountered. It is eroding the very fabric or our society, threatening the safety and welfare of our children and grown-ups, alike.
Nearly 90% of all crimes committed in our county are drug related… and the majority of those are due to meth addiction. Locally, meth is responsible for dramatic increase in child abuse and domestic violence, with nearly 80% of foster care kids coming from meth homes. Meth destroys the lives of its users. They lose their homes, their jobs, and their families. They abandon their children; beat their spouses, lie, cheat, and steal.
Meth is also the only drug we know of that actually cannibalizes its users-eating the body’s muscle and tissue from the inside out. Although being from some of the most toxic substance known to man, it continues to be the most popular drug in use in our community today.
Iodine, Muratic Acid, Liquid Drano, Coleman Fuel, Ammonia, Clorox, Red Devil Lye, Kerosene, and Lithium are just some of the toxic substances used in making methamphetamine…Still want to try it?
ZEROMETH is my office’s response to the destructive force of today’s meth epidemic. The purpose of this public awareness campaign is to expose meth and its deadly consequences to our teens and youth adults. The goal is to stop first-time users from trying the drug while encouraging everyone to look for the warning signs and support treatment. Through education and prevention we hope the cycle of meth addiction. This campaign is designed to create hard-hitting and memorable impressions, leaving no doubt that meth is a poison and its use must be stopped. It is also designed to saturate the local community with the Zerometh logo in an attempt to keep the issue of meth prevention on the minds of all our citizens.