"Heroin Awareness in Waukesha County"

“The proliferation of drugs, especially heroin and its

is reaching epidemic proportions, even in Waukesha County.”


This is a quote heard more than once recently, made by
law enforcement officials in the county. To raise the awareness levels of
citizens and especially parents to this growing problem, a community gathering
will be held February 26th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
All are invited to attend, especially parents, grandparents and educators.


Holy Cross agreed to promote and host the gathering. The
idea to call the community together came about as a result of an outreach to
law enforcement by its pastoral staff wanting to identify issues in the
community that the church, with its resources, could help addressing. Chief
Anna Ruzinski of the Menomonee Falls Police Department alerted Pastor Musaus to
the problem, and informed her of its seriousness. 


The gathering will feature speakers including Waukesha
County DA, Brad Schimel; Captain Frank McElderry, Metro Drug Unit, Waukesha
County; representatives of the Department of Justice from Madison, The Menomonee
Falls Police Department and parents who have had to face the loss of a child to
this insidious drug.


The urgency of the matter requires the attention of all
of us as soon as possible. We encourage the public at large to attend.

Heroin Awareness in Waukesha County

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 P. M.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

(Just south of the crossroads of Appleton Avenue and Pilgrim Roads)

W156N8131 Pilgrim Road

Menomonee Falls, WI


(The press and electronic media are also cordially

® Cody Walker February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM
He is an expert on everything. Yet when an expert challenges, he once again is caught.
Daniel S. February 15, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I believe it already is poison and thousands are dying. We need the dealers and exporters to die, not the users.
Lyle Ruble February 18, 2014 at 06:57 PM
@Tax Payor ....... What kind of animal are you that you would advocate poisoning people? The government did have a program back in the 1920s during prohibition that poisoned moonshine and up to 5000 people died. People who are addicted are suffering from illness.
Lyle Ruble February 18, 2014 at 07:01 PM
@The Pale Ryder..... If we treated it as an illness and controlled the addiction, then we wouldn't be encountering these needless deaths. You stated correctly as opiate addiction. Heroin is just the current drug of choice and addicts have been forced to it since Rx opiates are now so hard to get. Whenever you buy heroin you don't know what your getting and it's like playing Russian Roulette.
Lyle Ruble February 19, 2014 at 01:19 PM
@Travis Bickle.......I don't see you or anyone else talking about effective treatment modalities.
Lyle Ruble February 19, 2014 at 05:02 PM
@Travis Bickle ..... We already have the longest sentences and that doesn't seem to help curb the problem. You're incorrect about heroin addiction being a death sentence and that most addicts succumb to the addiction.
Lyle Ruble February 19, 2014 at 06:27 PM
@Travis Bickle ....... Sorry, but your the one not doing the research. The US incarcerates more people than any other nation and 50% of all incarcerations are non violent drug offenses.
Bob McBride February 19, 2014 at 10:58 PM
"Heroin is just the current drug of choice and addicts have been forced to it since Rx opiates are now so hard to get.' - Here we go again with the misinformation. Opioid painkillers have been prescribed with greater frequency in the past 10 years than the 10 prior to that. There is a limit on the amount of those painkillers that one can get without "doctor shopping", which is something that can still be done, but that they've been cracking down on recently. Once a person becomes addicted to the point where their usage exceeds the amount they can get legally per month (assuming they still have a valid prescription), they attempt to get it on the streets. However, the cost of prescription pain killers on the streets is a lot higher than is the cost of heroin. These heroin users are atypical from the historic variety in that they come to it from prescription drug use, however it's not a reluctance on the part of physicians to prescribe that has resulted in this form of heroin use. It's exactly the opposite case. Hence the appearance heroin awareness programs in the suburbs. Anyone who's current on the topic is well aware of this situation.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM
@Tax Payor.....Do you think your could get anymore disgusting?
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 01:01 PM
OK guys, don't forget that this is public and you don't know who's going to read this. I thought you conservatives were worried about not exposing things to kids that was beyond their comprehension.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Travis Bickle.....Here's one for you. https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/extreme-sentencing
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 02:20 PM
@Tax Payor......ACLU is a trusted unbiased source.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 02:22 PM
@John Wilson.... These guys have gone from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 05:04 PM
@Travis Bickle .... I really don't like what's being put on here. It's not only poor taste, but crude. Why is it you guys have to go there, except for shock value and to demean your target.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 05:26 PM
@Travis Bickle ...... Everyone has a choice whether they respond or not and how they will respond.
Lyle Ruble February 20, 2014 at 07:46 PM
@Travis Bickle & Tax Payor ....... I'm not defending anyone, but I am calling you out for your crude behavior. No matter what anyone says, it is not necessary and sufficient to respond as you do. If you enjoy living in a cesspool that's your prerogative, but keep the smell to yourself.
Daniel S. February 20, 2014 at 08:37 PM
Just an FYI - Acceptable Use: "While we encourage people to be honest and post what’s on their mind, communities thrive when people care about each other, and as such, Patch expects all of its users to be respectful of others. This means that whether you are being complimentary or critical, whether you are agreeing or disagreeing with the subject of an article or another user’s comment, you should act in a civil manner and refrain from personal attacks – after all, these are your neighbors"
Daniel S. February 20, 2014 at 09:17 PM
It's a free country, I can post whatever I choose, as long as I abide by the "Acceptable Use" policy.
Daniel S. February 20, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Heed thine own advice . . . it is true.
Daniel S. February 20, 2014 at 11:42 PM
No one said you did . . .
The Anti-Alinsky February 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Can we get back to the original discussion? Lyle, the processes we have tried so far have failed. We may need to go to some radical solution to keep our kids protected from this crap. The situation has gotten out of hand, and just shaking a finger at a drug user and saying "No-no" doesn't work.


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