Drugs in Muskego Demand a Discussion, Say Police

Keeping the conversation going on what to do to prevent and identify the signs of abuse will be a part of a presentation by police at Muskego High School

As a presentation at Atonement Lutheran earlier this year clearly laid out, Muskego has a drug problem, and sometimes parents can be unwitting accomplices.

"Unfortunately, Muskego is not immune to illegal drug activity," Lt. Dave Constantineau explained in his weekly release from the Muskego Police Department.

He said the Muskego Police Department is offering a drug awareness presentation on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Muskego High School in Room 243, "In an effort to make parents aware of the dangers, not only of illegal drugs, but drugs lurking in their own medicine cabinets."  

"Unfortunately dangerous drugs have affected the lives of citizens everywhere, even in our city. This presentation is designed to help parents prevent drug activity, reduce the availability of drugs, and make parents aware of the signs and behaviors of individuals who have an addiction," Constantineau said. 

Detective Shawn Diedrich will also provide information on the drug trends in the community. Detective Diedrich works in collaboration with surrounding jurisdictions to stop drug activity. 

jodi March 18, 2013 at 08:08 PM
From what I have been reading about the drug arrests in this area especially for heroin I think this is long overdue.
Denise Konkol March 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Agreed. Sadly, some have told us that we "make too big a deal" of drug use.
Jane Kuter March 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Of course it has been swept under the rug, we hear about a kid being arrested here or there but why aren't we hearing about the drug dealers and or rings being busted. I don't believe the city is taking it serious at all, from the mouth of one officer discussing vandalism on my property, Lake Denoon parking lot which is my backyard is a known drug exchange lot. I have given up calling up for police patrols. Is our police department working with Waterford, Burlington and Racine County trying to connect the denominating factor, who, what, when, where? Spring and summer are coming, can't wait to have more sleepless nights listening to the rap, and satanic music blasting, waiting for my dogs to warn me that someone who does not belong in my yard at 1-2 in the morning is there. As for being overstated, why don't you ask the parents who are losing their kids to the heroin? I'm thinking, they are saying just like a co-worker did to me during break today who lives in the next community, "Why the hell can't the police find these dealers? They are ruining lives and nothing seems to be getting done." Take your least offenders, make a deal with them, providing their family gets treatment for them and offer a reduction on their sentence. I'd go as far as having it wiped clean after a 5 year time period if they stay clean If they are willing to help. Time to take a different approach, what is being done now is not working!
Denise Konkol March 19, 2013 at 02:05 PM
We do and have repeatedly asked families to share their stories, and have promised anonymity. To date, we have not had a single family step forward. Police and court reports tell only a fraction of the story, but we would love to make this a more human story. However, without help from those families who have struggled with dependency, there's not much to write. I would also encourage you to NOT stop calling police, and perhaps work with them to clean up the ongoing problem at Denoon. We are all part of the solution.
Jim Bendtsen March 28, 2013 at 06:58 PM
I hope that this program is successful and well attended. I commend the school system for hosting the the P.D. for putting it on. If we don't tackle the demand side in a preventative manner such as this, the police can take as many dealers off the street as they want, if the demand remains, new sources (dealers) will fill the gap. If the demand is reduced the dealers will go elsewhere.


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