Police work to address drug issue at Sunset Park in Kimberly

Police release this photo of drugs and drug paraphernailia that was found at Sunset Park in Kimberly, March 14, 2018. (WLUK/courtesy: Fox Valley Metro Police)

KIMBERLY (WLUK) -- Fox Valley Metro Police say drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered, while searching two vehicles at Sunset Park in Kimberly.

It happened Monday night, and now they're looking for some help.

Lt. Mark Wery says it's been ongoing issue.

"Complaints from different citizens, either who were vising the park, or neighbors of the park, we're noticing a lot of traffic consistent to drug activity," he said.

Over the last year, Wery says the department has increased patrols at park, which have led to a handful of arrests.

But he says the types of drugs officers have been finding have changed.

"Started off with marijuana related arrests, or THC-related arrests, but the most recent arrest was for methamphetamine," he said.

Which is why he says his department is spreading the news, in hopes of combating the issue.

"Can lead to other bigger problems, not to mention anything that is discarded. Whether, that is needles or glass smoking devices," Wery told FOX 11.

He says they’re also working to make people think twice.

"These people or these individuals, that are down there doing this activity, understand that this is not going to be tolerated.”

Authorities say if you see anything suspicious at the park, to report it to the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at (920) 788-7505.

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