WOODBRIDGE >> The BOW Collaborative invites parents and teachers to a presentation on drugs in Connecticut, Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. (snow date of Jan. 28), at Brady Auditorium, Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road. The event will be presented by the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and will last approximately two hours.

The CT Drug Threat and Drug Identification presentation reviews the drugs commonly seen in Connecticut including the effects, pricing, packaging and paraphernalia for each. Upon completion the individual will be able to recognize potential indicators associated with illicit drug activity. The presenter for this program will be Wayne Kowal, the Training Program Coordinator for the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force. He has held that position for the past 10 years. In this role he has provided CT Drug Threat related training to multiple state agencies, law enforcement organizations, private providers, medical professionals, schools, parent organizations and drug task force organizations. Kowal is a founding member of the Connecticut Drug Endangered Children’s Alliance. Kowal is currently the chairperson of the Connecticut Drug Endangered Children’s Alliance Training Committee. Kowal retired at the rank of Colonel in 2006 as an Army Engineer Officer after 25 years of service.

For more information contact, Diane Downey at ddowney@orange-ed.org or Maribeth Mahon at maribeth.mahon@reg5.k12.ct.us.