Monday, November 23, 2015

Ashland Police Detective Brian Evans Speaks to Criminal Law Class

Detective Brian Evans
This post is one of several which cover professional speakers the Criminal Justice Program brings into the classroom, allowing students to learn from and connect with experts who currently work in a variety of areas in the criminal justice field. Check out our recap post for a list of speakers the CJ Program hosted during the fall 2015 semester.

On Thursday, November 12, Detective Brian Evans presented to the Criminal Law (CJ 362) class on drug and alcohol crimes.   Detective Evans, who won the Ashland County Prosecutor's Distinguished Service Provider of the Year award in 2015, works in the Investigative Bureau in the Narcotic Enforcement Section of the Ashland Police Department. 

We spoke with senior forensic biology major Kylie Bartram about Detective Evans' visit.  She had this to say:

"I found Detective Evans' presentation very interesting - he was very knowledgeable about many different kinds of drugs.

I was shocked to learn how much money people who are addicted to heroin spend on it everyday, and I [was surprised by] how many different types of people use hard drugs.  It's not always the typical drug addict [you might think of].  He showed us some pictures that were taken from the home of an attorney, I believe, that were of all of the different needles and drug paraphernalia found in his home.

It was also shocking to learn how it's not difficult to obtain all of the ingredients [needed] to cook certain drugs.

Overall, I think one of the most interesting things about his presentation was the Narcan (a "prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose," according to , and how it instantly puts people who have overdosed on opiates into withdrawal." 

Thank you, Kylie, for sharing your thoughts about Detective Evans' presentation.  We'd also like to thank Detective Evans for sharing his time and expertise with our students!

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