BRINNON — Bill Marlow knows that the destructive effects of methamphetamine addiction can touch the most stable of families.
“My 16-year-old daughter was a straight-A student involved in cheerleading and tennis,” Marlow said. “In three months, her behavior went totally off the charts.”
Marlow was one of a handful of speakers at a Brinnon community forum at which leaders and residents turned out Tuesday night to discuss the growing problem of methamphetamine production and use in south Jefferson County.
Residents filled the multipurpose room at Brinnon School for the community forum, where they learned about the permanent suffering methamphetamine users inflict on themselves.
The forum attracted about 75 of the community’s 800 residents, despite the fact notices posted by organizer Joe Baisch and his wife, Joy, were pulled down.
Baisch is Quilcene-Brinnon Chamber of Commerce president. Mrs. Baisch is a Brinnon School Board member.
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