Mike Hale, Brandon Falls talk to Pinson students

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County's top cop and top prosecutor have a message for high school students: stay in school and stay away from meth.

Sheriff Mike Hale and District Attorney Brandon Falls spoke to hundreds of students on Friday morning at Pinson Valley High School. 600 students from Pinson Valley and Rudd Middle School took part in the presentation.

Falls and Sheriff Hale spoke to the assembly about the dangers of experimenting with drugs. They also urged students to make positive choices.

 A video showed the physical impact from meth addiction captured students' attention. The video also shows drug raids and users going to jail.

A survey released last month from The Pride Surveys based in Georgia found a slight increase in drug use among Alabama teens. It also reported more teens found very little risk from drug use.

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