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People attending a community forum Monday night get an up-close look at synthetic marijuana, an eight-ball of cocaine and pipes for “hot-railing” methamphetamine during a show-and-tell session. The event was hosted by the Kandiyohi County Drug-Free Communities Coalition. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

‘Talk to your kids’: Town hall meeting on alcohol, drugs emphasizes message of prevention


WILLMAR — When members of the regional CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force give public presentations, they hear from many parents who have no idea what street drugs and drug paraphernalia look like.

So a show-and-tell at a town hall meeting Monday night got the audience off its feet for an up-close look at confiscated samples of synthetic marijuana known as K2, an eight-ball of cocaine and pipes for “hot-railing” methamphetamine.

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