The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the Benton County Sheriff's Office to cut demand for illegal drugs by teaching young people about their dangers.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel traveled to Rogers to help the group celebrate at the Meth Awareness Luncheon.
The group shared facts about the dangerous drug with more than 8,000 students in Benton County schools in October for Meth Awareness Month. The group also ran more than 1500 television and radio ads.
McDaniel says Arkansas has a rough history with meth, but efforts to track pseudoephedrine sales, and programs like Drug Free Rogers Lowell, are helping.
"We continue to make strides on educating kids," he says. "We continue to make strides with our drug courts on addressing first time offenders but we still have a long way to go... Kids need to know just how bad of a substance this is and hopefully we can deter them from ever trying it in the first place."