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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.