IDEA Member Dies as a Result of Injuries Sustained in Crash

November 18, 2014 Investigators say David Rigney, an off-duty officer with the North Manchester Police Department, was driving south on SR 15 in Wabash County when his personal vehicle hit a slick spot yesterday, November 17, 2014. The officer's Chevrolet Trailblazer fishtailed into the northbound lane of the highway, where it was struck on the driver's side door by the oncoming school bus. Read more

Mayors at Meth Summit Call for Medication Controls

Indianapolis Business Journal Some of Indiana's mayors and law enforcement officials are urging lawmakers to combat the state's methamphetamine scourge by making some cold medications available only by prescription. Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett told about two dozen officials who gathered Friday for a meth summit, including Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, that the goal is for Indiana to join Oregon and Mississippi in making... Read more

Dearborn / Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office

Press Release

Detectives with the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit, assisted by Rising Sun Police, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team made entry into a residence located at 1891 Morgan Road West Harrison in the Bright area of Dearborn County early Thursday morning. Arrested was the occupant of the residence, 41 year old Shandell T.... Read more

5th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

Reversing the Tide of Opioid Abuse October 16 – 17, 2014 The Westin Hotel 301 West Washington Indianapolis, IN 46204 Click to view agenda    Don’t miss your chance to register for the Indiana Attorney General’s Fifth Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium. There is limited seating and only a week remaining before the program. The only method available is to do so online and to pay by credit... Read more

What Today’s Teens Think About Marijuana

                      With the recent legalization for marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington, teens are beginning to change the way they feel about smoking weed. Studies conducted in the last two years are starting to show that teens consider marijuana a rite of passage in high school and its the safe alternative to harder drugs like heroine and meth. As we... Read more

Alcohol Smoking – New Risk to Youth

alcoholSmoking alcohol is a dangerous practice for anyone and may be even more risky for young people. An impressive body of medical research has established that the adolescent brain is not yet fully developed and is especially vulnerable to the effects of drugs and alcohol.

The mechanism for... Read more

Article from Head of the Nat’l Institute on Drug Abuse

BETHESDA, MD. — From her perch as head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow watches anxiously as the country embarks on what she sees as a risky social experiment in legalizing marijuana. For those who argue that marijuana is no more dangerous than tobacco and alcohol, Volkow has two main answers: We don't entirely know, and, simultaneously, that is precisely... Read more