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Editorial
January 22 12:00 AM
Alternatively, each week I could fill this column with medical and scientific facts about the consequences of long-term meth use. I could discuss the incidence of rhabdomyolysis, the dyspnea produced when meth deposits in pulmonary tissue via serotonin transporters, and the cases of cerebral infarcts and formication.
Editorial
January 15 12:00 AM
This is a truly horrific case of abuse and neglect that first came to the attention of the authorities just a week before Christmas last year. On Dec. 18 at 5:46 a.m., Jerrica D. Schreib, 19, called 911 in Everett, Wash., to report that her 3-month-old baby daughter was having a possible allergic reaction to gripe water.
Editorial
January 08 12:00 AM
Nevertheless, I read reports on a daily basis of another meth lab being discovered in a home, motel room or even in a car or a backpack, somewhere in the United States. Sometimes innocent children are present. Sometimes fires or explosions occur when the “cook” makes a simple mistake in the processing of the toxic chemicals.
Editorial
December 31 12:00 AM
It started off as a simple traffic violation around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, when Rogers County Sheriff's Deputy Scotty Moree noticed that a white Toyota traveling in front of his patrol car on I-44 near Catoosa changed lanes without signaling properly.
Editorial
December 24 12:00 AM
When most people are asked about methamphetamine users or “meth heads,” they often refer to the pictures that they have seen online, such as the “Faces of Meth” mug shots that are so prominent on sites such as the Web site by the same name hosted by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon.
Editorial
December 11 12:00 AM
Kayla (although she provided her full name in the story, I am only using her first name here) never really had a chance. I have heard similar stories from so many women. You see, Kayla learned all about using drugs from her own mother – as many others did when they were young girls.
Editorial
November 27 12:00 AM
In Palm Springs, Calif., last Friday, Nov. 20, just after 3 p.m., the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a fire at the Ramon Road Bridge, located between Landau Boulevard and Crossley Road. Palm Springs Police Lt.
Editorial
November 20 12:00 AM
Often when someone is arrested for methamphetamine possession and goes before a judge, the defendant is given a suspended sentence and put on probation. There is not sufficient prison space to lock up everyone using meth anyway, and everyone deserves a second chance to turn their lives around.
Editorial
November 06 12:00 AM
For the past few years, various government agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have reported that upwards of 90 percent of the methamphetamine sold in the U.S. today is made in “superlabs” located in Mexico and shipped throughout the country by the notorious Mexican drug cartels.

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