March 7, 2014
It's supposed to get out the weeds and plant good seeds. And that is exactly what the local police say the "Weed and Seed" program is doing.
The program targets certain neighborhoods to reduce crime through outreach programs and crime prevention education. Police say they've seen a "significant effect" since the program started a few years ago. Just last month, more than seven pounds of methamphetamines were seized.
"Some of those smaller drug arrests often times lead to larger drug arrests, bigger fishes," says Sergeant Felicia Glick of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office. "So any element like that that we can remove from the area certainly benefits the whole community."
"Weed and Seed" hopes to bring a Boys and Girls Club to Lacey Springs Elementary as its next project.