"There's a big drug problem in Lehighton," said borough councilman Scott Rehrig. "Something has to be done."
Rehrig made the comment after three individuals complained about drug use in the community, and more specifically about a situation which occurred last year in the Community Grove during which two teenagers were allegedly beaten.
The council was told by the grandmother of one of the victims that "15 people" participated in the beating.
Retaliation by the father of one victim resulted in a prison sentence for the dad, she added.