MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - A new chief of police is looking to make a big splash in an Illinois town. If you do drugs in Marshall, Rick Shutter man has a clear message.
"[If it] means throwing you in jail to help you get rid of your meth problem or drug problem, then it's going to happen," Shutter said.
This is his second week in the position. He was sworn in May 13, and he's already getting to business.
Shutter wants to stay hands on when it comes to the city's problems. He served 10 years with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Before that, he worked in the village of Bethany.
He knows the problems in the Marshall area, and he's going after them.
"A family member has had an issue with a drug problem that ended up costing him his life. Our laws need to be tougher and our enforcement needs to be tougher," Shutter said.
He wants to work with the public to fight the drug issue. He also hopes to improve security in Marshall schools.
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