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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 30 12:00 AM
Another concern is that sex workers comprise a very high percentage of crystal meth users, and this increases the risk of HIV sexual transmission. In addition, China is concerned that young people under age 35 are most likely to use new synthetic drugs such as “new ice.
August 23 12:00 AM
First of all, one can take a look at the number of people who enter a licensed and certified treatment program. Of the 2,034 people who entered treatment in Stanislaus County in the year ending in June 2013, 35 percent said that meth was their primary drug of choice.
August 16 12:00 AM
When 26-year-old Drusilla Holmgren was found by San Francisco Police Department officers in the alley near Stanford and Townsend Streets around 7 a.m., she was said to be “struggling” to put on a nightgown, but was otherwise completely naked. She told the officers that she had been up all night smoking meth.

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