WPCHS Met at ADAPT for October

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its October meeting at the ADAPT Office. Dr. Leslie Faulkner with the Drug Enforcement Agency presented on trending drug issues. There continues to be a rise in drug-related deaths, with fentanyl being one of the main drivers. Dr. Faulkner stated that seven out of ten illicit pills are laced with enough fentanyl to be deadly. The DEA created a “One Pill Can Kill” campaign to help raise awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate, and are killing Americans at an unprecedented rate. For more information, visit https://www.dea.gov/onepill#

Attendees of the September meeting included: In Person: Regina Meyerchick, Jana Pounds, Ruben Watts, Rusty Fornea, Ginger Champagne, Cheryl Bruton, Rhonda Gunnell, Rebecca Stogner, Bobbie Kimbrell, Joey Peterson, Shawn Singletary, Tiffany Crain, Dana Walker, Tiffany Smith, Dr. Cayley Dugan, Wendy Castillo, Marty Hennegan, Debra Young, Sheila Seal, Paula Charles, Staff Sgt. Cody Gonzales, Casey Allen.

Via Zoom: Leslie Holmes, Amber Stock, Angela Houlemard, Angela Shuckhart, Lauren Franklin, Kenisha Dickey, Melinda White, Dr. Leslie Faulkner, Dara Johnson, Carla Mouton, Veronica Calderon, Theresa Pham, KeAndrea Anderson, Cynthia Walls, Kasey Lotz, Demetra Dantzler, Dawn Warren, Kal Roshto, Thomas Mitchell, Sarah Scanlon, Sara St. Pierre, Rosa Locascio.

The next scheduled meeting for WPCHS will be on November 28th at 9:30 a.m. at the ADAPT Office, 216 Memphis Street, Bogalusa.  Meetings are open to the public.  For more information, contact Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.