Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier.The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University.
The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys in three judicial districts — David Gibbons (5th District, which includes Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties), H.G. Foster (20th District, Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties) and Tom Tatum II (15th District, Conway, Yell, Logan and Scott counties). "The use of methamphetamine in Arkansas is increasing at a disturbing rate. It is a highly addictive drug that is not only a danger to the user, but to the entire community, and thus, requires a community response," Gibbons said. "The community's participation in this meeting is needed to come up with an action plan that will be successful." The multi-regional meeting is a follow-up to the 2002 Governor's Methamphetamine Summit. It is being conducted in partnership with the Prevention Resource Center of Community Service Inc. and supported by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Division of Behavioral Health, of the Department of Human Services. Nugent is a spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He has recorded 30 albums between 1967 and 2003 that have sold more than 30 million copies. He also is creator and producer of "Spirit of the Wild" on the Outdoor Channel.