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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.
Reader Opinion
November 01 12:00 AM
The “one-pot” or “shake and bake” procedures for cooking meth use a variety of caustic, explosive and dangerous chemicals to convert pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. Some of the chemicals often found in meth labs include: Drano, Comet, paint thinner, iodine, matches, pseudoephedrine, antifreeze, lighter fluid and acid.
Editorial
October 25 12:00 AM
The Oct. 18 edition of San Angelo LIVE! (sanangelolive.com) contained an interesting report on the resurgence of the methamphetamine problem in San Angelo, Texas. A number of important points were made, and while I have written about many of these before, they bear repeating in Meth in the News.
Editorial
October 18 12:00 AM
In a story out of San Diego, kuow.org reported that methamphetamine seizures at San Diego’s ports of entry have risen by more than 300 percent since 2008, more so than any other drug. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry suggest that more than 70 percent of methamphetamine illegally trafficked into the U.
Editorial
October 11 12:00 AM
In our first report this week, a woman from Auburn, Wash., and her mother found themselves behind bars after the woman’s 22- month-old daughter showed up at an Auburn hospital exhibiting signs of methamphetamine poisoning. Patrice J.
Editorial
October 04 12:00 AM
In September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provided statistics to the Associated Press that showed that 12,694 meth lab incidents were reported in the United States last year, down 5.5 percent from the 13,390 reported in 2011.
Editorial
September 27 12:00 AM
Our first report this week comes from Rifle, Colo., located near Glenwood Springs. The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) was investigating suspicious drug activity in Rifle last spring when they uncovered a methamphetamine distribution ring.
Editorial
September 13 12:00 AM
And my interest in methamphetamine grew out of the serious harm that often befalls the innocent victims of meth manufacture and use -- the children who live where meth is being manufactured and/or used. I am going to review these dangers once again in this week’s column.
Editorial
September 06 12:00 AM
Since the number of meth labs seized may be a rough indicator of the number of meth users, this indicates that meth use is also on the rise. When one factors in the huge seizures of meth along the southern border with Mexico, the premise that meth use is on the rise is no stretch of the imagination.

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