NORTH GLENDALE — Top Glendale Police officials gathered Wednesday night to educate parents about the latest drug trends among teens — and dangers lurking in their medicine cabinets.
Dozens of concerned residents, school officials and community leaders gathered at the Police Department's north area town hall meeting at Verdugo Hills Hospital to get more details on the heroin and marijuana, the drugs most commonly used in La Crescenta, Montrose and Glendale.
Video clips were shown during the meeting of local residents who, under the influence of controlled substance, demonstrate to police how they used heroin to get high.
But while heroin and marijuana are the drugs of choice for the area, police said the greater threat is lurking inside many homes.
"The biggest problem in the United States today is not the drug dealer at school or on the streets, it is that medicine cabinet that you have in your home," Sgt. Tom Lorenz told residents.