Understanding meth in western Illinois: Police talk to sociology students about drug enforcement and prevention

From the Register-Mail:

A picture of human flesh burnt by anhydrous ammonia greeted 50 Knox students on the overhead projector of their classroom in George Davis Hall on Friday morning.

The photos were part of Galesburg Police Investigators Kevin Legate and Brad Cirimotich’s “Meth Kills” presentation to Knox Sociology Professor Maureen Mullinax’s  “Contemporary Social Issues” classes…..

For the students, the presentation continued their study of pressing social issues, and gave them one context in their study of meth.

“I just wanted them to have an opportunity to see what the problem looks like for police officers,” said Mullinax, whose interest in meth stems from her doctoral research on prescription drug abuse in Appalachia.

Learning about how officers are combating the problem locally is just one key to understanding the meth issue, she added.