The chief of police said Tuesday that officials plan to re-start their efforts to work with the district on a plan to allow a trained drug-sniffing dog into New Canaan schools as part of a wider effort to prevent use and abuse of narcotics.
Responding to a question from Selectman Kit Devereaux while presenting the New Canaan Police Department’s proposed budget, Chief Leon Krolikowski said effort had “stalled” though “we are going to try and restart that movement, to try to do something reasonable and balanced.”
“Because I don’t think anyone wants drugs in school and we want to do our best to try to prevent it from happening and use every tool we have to stop that,” Krolikowski said during a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen, held at Town Hall. “And we are going to do our best to restart that process and get that discussion going again. Certainly the biggest drug of choice in New Canaan is alcohol and close to that is prescription drug use, misuse of it. Xanax, that’s a big drug. That is being used, and that is from a fairly recent investigation and we see that, a substantial use of Xanax, especially younger people using and abusing it along with other drugs and substances.