A special community meeting about combating drug use among teenagers will be held at Wayne Valley High School from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Mayor Chris Vergano and school Superintendent Ray Gonzalez developed the program. Parents of middle- and high school-aged students are encouraged to attend.
Officials have said that teenage drug use is on the rise in Wayne.
Vergano has said that drug use has gotten to the point that two officers from the police department’s patrol division were reassigned to its narcotics unit to combat the problem.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes will speak out the reality of drug use in Wayne. Superior Court Judge Rudolph Filko will also speak.
Wayne principals and police personnel are also scheduled to speak.