What do you know about drugs?


I recently was given a great big dose of reality, sitting through a drug enforcement class. It was a bit humbling to find out that in some cases I didn't even know what I didn't know. Well, I'll get to know it now, you know.


OK, enough levity. This is serious business. The class was conducted by Joe Keil (pronounced like Kyle). Deputy Keil is a 20-year veteran of the Manitowoc County Sheriff's department, working the night shift on the patrol division. He is also a K-9 handler for the department and Joe Keil knows how to catch druggies. He wrote the book on it, literally. Check out this link to Joes' book, When Just Say No Doesn't Work  https://www.whenjustsaynodoesntwork.com/book.html


The book, on it's cover, doesn't appear to be directed at law enforcement. It is defined as a book on parenting, but the clues to spotting drug use it details are things every cop should know. They are also things every parent should know.


In the class, Deputy Keil points out that typically one clue is not really enough to get the reasonable suspicion needed to conduct a search, but once you start seeing several clues, all pointing toward drug use, you quickly end up with enough information to take a closer look. The trouble is, most of us don't know what we are looking for and in some cases we don't even know what we are looking at. His book solves all that. It is $20 very well spent for anyone who wants or needs to pay closer attention to the clues of possible drug use.

Again, you can find it at:



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