Authorities in central Victoria admit they are on the back foot when it comes to responding to a rising use of the drug known as ‘ice’.
Representatives from the police, government and health services are holding a public forum about the issue in Kangaroo Flat tonight.
Police Superintendent Daryl Clifton says the drug has caused a big increase in violent crimes in the region.
He says a whole of community approach is needed to tackle the problem.
“From a police perspective no we don’t know what the best approach is and it’s certainly a drug that, we’ve seen other drug problems before, but the types of drugs have never caused the impact or the violence that this drug does,” he said.
A Victorian parliamentary inquiry into ice will sit in Bendigo tomorrow.