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September 19, 2018

Barclay, Advocates Meet to Discuss Synthetic Drugs


Assemblyman Will Barclay recently met with community advocates Teresa Woolson and her daughter, Sarah Gauger, who are working to help raise awareness about the dangers of synthetic drugs.

Pictured are Teresa Woolson and her daughter, Sarah Gauger, with Assemblyman Will Barclay. Both Woolson and Gauger have become advocates for educating the public on the dangers of synthetic drugs and are working with Barclay in generating a grassroots movement to strengthen state laws.

Pictured are Teresa Woolson and her daughter, Sarah Gauger, with Assemblyman Will Barclay. Both Woolson and Gauger have become advocates for educating the public on the dangers of synthetic drugs and are working with Barclay in generating a grassroots movement to strengthen state laws.

Woolson and Gauger recently helped organize a forum held on synthetic drugs at Oswego High School. Poison control, health experts and the district attorney discussed the problems with synthetic drugs.

Woolson recently lost her son, who died under the influence of synthetic drugs.

The family is working with Oswego City School District to have the dangers of synthetic drugs be taught as part of the health curriculum. They would also like to see other districts incorporate this important public health matter in their classrooms as well.

Barclay is working to draft legislation that would further criminalize the sale and distribution of synthetic drugs.

To report synthetic drug abuse, sale, manufacturing, distribution or possession, call 1-888-99-SALTS (1-888-997-2587).

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