Officers hope to teach teens dangers of drug abuse following 'Operation Growing Pains'

Police in northern Virginia are taking on drug abuse among young users following the murder of a 16-year-old high school student.

Operation "Growing Pains" landed nearly two dozen people behind bars.

But police don't want to just prosecute them. They also want to teach them a lesson.

Prince William County police public information Officer Jonathan Perok spoke to us about how officers hope to educate those arrested about avoiding drug abuse.