Law enforcement agencies have traditionally concentrated their limited resources on arresting and prosecuting suspects involved in the manufacture, sale, and delivery of perceived more dangerous drugs: amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription medications. Drug awareness educational programs are usually associated in partnerships, such as the DARE program. Inhalants may be mentioned in such classes, but are rarely a focus. Recent studies have indicated that inhalants may be the most significant gateway drug.
Officer Jeff Williams' email continued:
...April 2nd was 1 month since Kyle died. April 5th would have been his 15th birthday. And every weekday I catch myself sitting on the living room couch at 2:30 in the afternoon and waiting to see him get off the bus. I know Kyle is in heaven but I can't help but wonder if I died and went to Hell.
It's easy to say hay, it's my life and I'll do what I want. But it isn't. Others are always affected. This has forever changed our family's life. I have a hole in my heart and soul that can never be fixed. The pain is so immense I can't describe it. There's nowhere to run from it. I cry all the time and I don't ever cry. I do what I'm supposed to do but I don't really care. My kids are messed up. One won't talk about it. The other will only sleep in our room at night. And my wife, I can't even describe how bad she is taking this. I thought we were safe because of Thor. I thought we were safe because we knew about drugs and talked to our kids about them...