Mother speaks about synthetic drugs

Courtney Upah, Staff Writer

Kali Smith lost her son, Tyler Smith, to synthetic drugs at age 18. Next Thursday, March 24, she will be coming to Wayne to speak in the Gardner Auditorium at 3 p.m.

This presentation is called the Purple Project. The Purple Project was created by the friends and family of Tyler and originated in Bellevue, Neb. and was founded by Kali.

Tyler died on Sept. 29, 2012, from ingesting cherry flavored incense sold illegally from a local gas station.

This presentation is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Association, and the presentation is put on to spread awareness about the dangers of synthetic drugs.