Police Chief Ricky Sanders and Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle issued this joint statement: "The fight against illegal drugs is one that all of our local agencies take very seriously. We know that cooperation between our agencies is a key to being successful. We look forward to many years of cooperation and we want all of Edmonson County and Brownsville to know that we will not stop trying to make our community safer for the next generation. Too many times, politics and in-fighting results in strained relationships between jurisdictions, but the safety and security of our residence is more important than politics. We will work together with each other and with the community to be as effective as we can be."
The Sheriff's department also warned parents to be watching for "spice", which is a street name for a designer synthetic drug. It can range from green to brownish, is a leafy consistency, and may have a "potpourri" smell. People have been known to have severe reactions to the drug, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, partial paralysis, and has even hospitalized some.