Substance abuse forum tonight for Hamilton County community

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Heroin and forms of LSD are making a comeback across Central Indiana.

Sometimes, the impact is deadly.

We talk about the Blue Pledge and empowering you to keep yourself and your family safe.

This has to be one of the most important conversations you can have as a family, and that is to know what is out there when it comes to your kids and drugs.

What communities across Indiana are seeing — what police agencies are seeing making a comeback — is the popularity of heroin and a synthetic form of LSD known as n-bomb.

It is the synthetic form of the drug that claimed the life of a Johnson County teen earlier this year.

Sam Motsay was found dead at a friend's house.

Police say there is a reason kids are tempted to buy these kinds of drugs.

"What we're hearing from kids who are taking these substances is that they don't think they'll test positive in a drug screen," said Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen. "But they're even more deadly than real thing. You don't know the potency, you don't know what you're ingesting. It's like playing Russian roulette. You just don't know."

The mother of the Johnson County teen will be among the speakers at a forum at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hamilton County fairgrounds to inform parents and the community about substance abuse, about drugs and alcohol and the access young people have to them.