KEYSER - The Mineral County Healthy Lifestyles Coalition will be hosting a Substance Abuse Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at Keyser High School.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Mineral County Healthy Lifestyles Coalition will be hosting a Substance Abuse Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at Keyser High School.
Mineral County native and retired Maryland State Police Maj. James Pyles will be the featured speaker.
Pyles, who is now the director of safety and security for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was a key investigator with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit’s (C3I) Drug Task Force prior to moving up through the ranks with the Maryland State Police.
In addition to Pyles, a representative of Sen. Joe Manchin will be available to speak, among others.
Representatives of various organizations will be available to provide information and opportunities to help interested persons become involved as part of the solution to the current drug epidemic.
The program is being sponsored by the Mineral County Health Department, Mineral Daily News Tribune, Microtel Inn & Suites, ONTRACK, Reed’s Drug Store and the Western Maryland Health System, in cooperation with Sen. Manchin’s office, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office, the Mineral County Board of Education, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, and Keyser High School.
Thanks to KHS, the first 150 people to attend the meeting will receive a free ticket to the Oct. 27 Mineral Bowl, in which Keyser hosts Frankfort in the annual football rivalry.
For further information, call the Mineral County Healthy Lifestyles Coalition at 304-788-9099.