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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck; Sheriff’s challenge at the Glen, fentanyl, DWIs going up (podcast)

In this episode, it’s our monthly visit with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck.

  • An update on the canned food challenge between the Sheriff’s Department and Auburn police and Auburn Community Hospital. The food will be donated at this weekend’s Tomatofest in Auburn.
  • On October 13 the Sheriff will be joining numerous Sheriffs from across the state in a friendly competition at Watkins Glen Raceway to raise money for our Sheriff’s Summer Camp for kids on Keuka Lake.  
  • School is in session. With this comes concerns related to school bus safety, speeding in school zones, and pedestrian safety.
  • We continue to see a significant increase in driving while intoxicated or impaired offenses – alcohol/drugs as well as substance abuse in our community. 
  • Fentanyl continues to be a leading cause of overdose death and counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are becoming readily available across the country and are making their way into our community. One pill can be fatal.
  • On Saturday, September 3 Acting Cayuga County  District Attorney Brittany Grome – Antonacci and the Sheriff held a public safety community outreach event in Fair Haven. We met with community members to discuss public safety issues. Nothing major of concern – primarily traffic and parking concerns.
  • The population within our jail has increased significantly over the past two months. Nearly 160 inmates in our jail currently.