Johnson Co. citizens band together to combat drug problem
Some Johnson County residents have come together to fight the drug problem themselves. Last September, a program was started to keep neighbors in Van Lear informed through monthly meetings. Lon Castle said everyone's seen the drugs, thefts and break-ins and got tired of it--and decided to do something about it. Castle said that being a victim and having his own home robbed, he realized that he needed to get together and talk to his neighbors and try to make a stand. Now just over a year later Castle said around forty people attend the meetings to talk about how they can make a change in their community as well as listen to educators talk about potential problems and ways to get rid of them. For more information, check out the Van Lear Neighbors United Facebook page.