Community Drug Forum

Local law enforcement has recruited new assistance to help clean out drug-infested neighborhoods, it's the community.

In a meeting Monday night, the mayor of Perry asked citizens to be proactive in their communities.

Residents are urged to help officials by reporting illegal activities and even following up by testifying if necessary.

One resident says he wants to get rid of drugs in the county.

"The only way we feel like we can do it is getting the community involved. We think that it's too much of a burden the law enforcement. The citizens can do the most help to help out law enforcement,” says concerned resident Bert Strickland.

The keynote speaker for the gathering was Patrick Hadley.

Hadley is the founder of "Mad Dads,” Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and social disorder.