An 8-year-old child was high on drugs as holiday celebrations at a southern resort town veered from underage drinking to drug use, it has been claimed. Agencies are responding to growing concerns about drug use and underage drinking in Wanaka after incidents over the New Year break. Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod said he understood volunteer support people dealt with an 8-year-old high on drugs one night over the New Year period. Their biggest concern was the stimulant of choice was "veering from alcohol to drugs", he said. Council spokesman Jack Barlow said meetings with the police, Wanaka Alcohol Group, Red Frogs, Kahu Youth Trust, contractors and the Southern District Health Board should start next month.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 21, 2020 14:15 UTC