A Campbell County church wants to teach local teens about the dangers of drug abuse in a county that has seen its fair share of the problem.
According to TBI records, between 2009 and 2010, there was almost triple the amount of drug and narcotic related arrests in the county.
"Campbell County has had such a black eye for the last 10 years... from the meth to the crime rate," said Lifepoint Church's Kelly Jo Wright. "One thing lead to another and continued to escalate until finally somebody had to do something."
Lifepoint Church organized an 8-hour lockup for teens at Campbell County High School Friday, as a way to teach kids about the dangers of drug abuse.
The Lifepoint Lockup had music and entertainment involved, but leaders wanted the focus to be on the more serious topics of not just drug use, but also bullying and teen pressures.
Wright said she wants to focus the drug battle on the younger generation, as a way to halt the growing number of drug-induced crimes.
"It's their families that's (sic) affected. It's their parents that are using (drugs), it's their aunts and uncles that's (sic) going to jail," Wright added.
Around 300 high school and middle school students from Campbell and Anderson County took part in the event.
The lockup wrapped up at 7:00 Saturday morning.