POLICE in Solihull have been out spreading the anti-drugs message.
The initiative was part of National Tackling Drugs Week, which combined extra enforcement with a range of activities aimed at educating and re-assuring people about drugs.
Policing teams in Solihull and Olton spoke to 180 pupils in Lode Heath School about drugs and the effect they can have on everyday life.
Youngsters were also warned about the effect a criminal record can have on future job choices.
The hard-hitting message was reinforced by a former drug offender, who is now drug-free, who accompanied police officers.
Further talks about drugs and alcohol were also given at Lyndon School and an Air Cadet Squadron in North Solihull
In Solihull town centre on Tuesday the Solihull drug service ‘Welcome’ and the neighbourhood team offered more advice about drugs and targeted late night pub and bar-goers in the “Drugs Action Bus” on Friday evening.
The police are following up the week with checks on buses with drugs dogs following complaints of cannabis use.