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Editorial
January 17 12:00 AM
Whenever I think that I have heard the worst of the worst when it comes to meth, another truly evil event occurs that shakes me to the core. It happened again this week. The following is graphic and sickening, and please do not read if you have a tender heart.
Editorial
January 10 12:00 AM
The actual event occurred in Iggy’s Bar & Grill in Salem, Ore., on the Sunday before Christmas, but the story began elsewhere. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies began receiving calls around 1 p.m. complaining about a man acting “bizarrely” in the 9000 block of Brooklake Road Northeast.
Editorial
December 27 12:00 AM
Duties of governmental entities; contaminated property Whenever a state or local law enforcement agency becomes aware that residential real property has been contaminated by its use as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, the agency shall report...
Editorial
December 20 12:00 AM
And while the local Methamphetamine Response Team can safely dismantle and clear the lab, any residue from the "cook" is still in the dwelling. The response team only removes the lab; they are not equipped to make the dwelling safe to inhabit. That is the responsibility of the property owner.
Editorial
December 13 12:00 AM
I often write in this column about the dangers associated with the manufacture and use of methamphetamine. But Tulsa, Okla., has experienced a significant increase in meth-related violence over the past 12 months that really makes one question what could be going on with this insidious drug.
Editorial
December 06 12:00 AM
The first story comes to us from Idaho (www.ktvb.com). While meth has been a significant problem in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years, the sources of meth have evolved over time.
Editorial
November 29 12:00 AM
Children are often something akin to collateral damage when it comes to meth. If the child’s parents are “cooking” meth in their homes, there is the chance that the child could pick up a sippy cup containing Drano and drink it. Such a case was reported in Santa Rosa County, Fla.
Editorial
November 22 12:00 AM
In the first case from Saranac, N.Y., the Saranac Fire Department had to call the New York State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team when they were sent to a Wednesday night fire at a residence on Canning Road.
Editorial
November 15 12:00 AM
I saw a variety of news reports from across the United States this week that I decided to share with the readers in Meth in the News. They are all difficult to believe for one reason or another, but almost nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to methamphetamine.
Editorial
November 11 12:00 AM
The results of a new study conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) were released in late October 2013 (scoopsandiego. com). The report suggested a number of trends that may hold true for other parts of the United States, including the Ark-La-Tex, which is why I decided to review this study in this week’s Meth in the News column.

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