Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On A Drug Problem That's Worse Than He Knew

Jun 17, 2016

A recent forum presented some stark numbers about drug use in Frankfort. But the police department has few resources with which to tackle the issue.
Credit City of Frankfort

It’s no secret Indiana has a drug problem. Many cities and town have been racked with drug crime, overdoses and increased incidence of the diseases that are shared through contact with dirty needles.

But this month, Frankfort leaders got news that their problem may be continuing to worsen. This week on Ask The Mayor, we chat with Chris McBarnes about what his limited resources allow him to do about it.

Also on this week’s program, Frankfort is one of a number of Indiana cities revamping its combined sewer overflow plan.

But recently, city leaders flushed the first draft of a new plan down the drain.

We ask why the city wants to focus on expansion when its population has remained almost the same for half a century or more.