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Editorial
October 16 12:00 AM
On a television crime drama series last week, there was an episode about a young girl who was kept inside a small cage in her mother’s apartment. Her mother was off on a “drug binge” and had completely neglected her.
Editorial
October 09 12:00 AM
If you have ever read one of my columns before, you may have seen that at the end of each week’s column I write that I want to help people struggling with meth. Yet practically all of my columns have focused on crimes and bizarre behaviors committed by people under the influence of meth.
Editorial
October 02 12:00 AM
The use of methamphetamine often results in the development of paranoia, and this paranoia can sometimes be accompanied by hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms of psychoses. The combination of hallucinations and paranoia can lead to some extremely bizarre and inexplicable behaviors.
Editorial
September 25 12:00 AM
The first case is from Salt Lake City in Utah, where late Friday, Sept. 18, a Salt Lake County jury found Mr. Komasquin Lopez, 45, guilty of murdering his wife, Shannon Lopez, 32, as he drove his “large” pickup truck down the highway. Mr. Lopez will be sentenced on Nov.
Editorial
September 11 12:00 AM
Despite the fact that federal regulations limit the amount of cold and hay fever medications containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of meth, that you can purchase each month, the authorities continue to discover people “cooking” their own meth.
Editorial
September 04 12:00 AM
The first case comes from Springfield, Mo. On Aug. 2, Ashley Miller was walking outside at her local Wal-Mart store when an old acquaintance drove by. When the driver saw Ms. Miller, she waved at him and asked if he would give her a ride. He agreed; after all, they knew each other.
Editorial
August 28 12:00 AM
The first report comes from our neighboring state, Texas, from the fine city of San Antonio. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Valentin Renko, 25, and Karen Lee, 31, were arrested in connection with a scheme involving the sex trafficking of a minor child, according to Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division.
Editorial
August 14 12:00 AM
I realize that I have stated many times in this “Meth in the News” column that 90 percent or more of the methamphetamine in the United States today comes from Mexico, provided by the Mexican drug cartels and their compatriots in this country. However, on a daily basis I still see reports of meth being “cooked” throughout the U.
Editorial
August 07 12:00 AM
As I reported a few weeks ago in this column, the Justice Department announced earlier this year that, “The Sinaloa Cartel moves drugs by land, air, and sea, including cargo aircraft, private aircraft, submarines and other submersible and...
Editorial
July 03 12:00 AM
I have been maintaining my Web site, Methamphetamine in the News, since March 31, 2011, and have made 11,294 posts (as of the writing of this article). I have reported on all types of horrific methrelated crimes, including neglect resulting in the death of children, murders, sexual abuse, rapes — you name it.

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