C.R.U.S.H (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin) is an initiative established May 2015 by the Office of St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar. The initiative involves schools, law enforcement, treatment providers, community leaders and health care organizations to address the growing heroin epidemic.

C.R.U.S.H plans and implements events and programs that target education and prevention of substance abuse in their community. These include:

  • Teen Drug Summit: Reaching over 350 6-8th grade students on the dangers of heroin and empowering students to make decisions that result in a drug-free life.
  • School-based Education: Communicating through a classroom setting and/or assemblies the importance of abstaining from drug use and underage drinking.

For more information, please call Leslie Knight at 636-949-7900, ext. 3625 or email lknight@sccmo.org.


Reaching people before they use and guiding users to get the help they need.

Partner Organizations:

Behavioral Health Response 

Bridgeway Behavioral Health

City of St. Charles School District 

Crider Health Center 

Fort Zumwalt School District 

Francis Howell School District 


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) 

Orchard Farm School District 

Preferred Family Healthcare 

St. Charles City Fire Department 

St. Charles City Police Department 

St. Charles County Ambulance District

St. Charles County Juvenile Justice Center

St. Charles County Police Department 

St. Charles County Public Health Department 

St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department 

SSM Health 

U.S. Attorney’s Office 

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration 

Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin 

Wentzville R-IV School District