To help parents, caregivers, and concerned citizens recognize different types of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and physical symptoms of drug abuse, the Cheyenne Police Department will be hosting a free seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

"The goal of this seminar is to provide participants with the knowledge they need to help protect the youth in our community," said Chief Mark Francisco.

"On the heels of school starting, early recognition leads to early intervention which can prevent addiction," he added.

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The seminar will be taught by Detective Josh Hedum -- a certified drug recognition expert with four years of experience as a school resource officer and two years as a DUI officer -- and will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community room at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center located at 415 W. 18th St.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Alex Farkas at 307-637-6537 or

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