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Latest news: 3-29-2010

Program "Meth Check" a success, may go statewide

FL - The legislature is considering a bill that would institute the meth check program statewide. Bay County instituted the online Meth Check last fall. It requires pharmacies to keep records of everyone who buys products containing Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient used to make meth. Newschannel takes a look inside the process to see how difficult it really is and if it's paying off. Judging by recent months, Sheriff Frank McKeithen says, Bay County's weapon for the war on crystal meth is paying off… "The last three months of 2009, we had 30 meth labs working and the first three months of this year, we're somewhere around eight,” said Bay County Sheriff, Frank McKeithen.

Full story, WJHG-TV


Cooks race to beat new Rx only law in Miss.

MS - Five people were arrested on methamphetamine charges this week in Jackson County, as an easier way to make the drug takes hold and a law requiring a prescription to buy the key ingredient approaches, according to the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County. The county is on pace to have another record-breaking year, with 81 meth arrests so far this year compared with 56 during the same three-month period last year. In 2009, meth arrests edged past cocaine arrests in the county for the first time, 222 to 210.

Full story, The Mississippi Press Register


Neighborhood watch programs an effective tool against meth

MO - Residents belonging to the Northwye Neighborhood Watch Program extended a big “thank you!” on Thursday to the three law-enforcement agencies responsible for combating the illegal use and manufacture of methamphetamine in their community. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla Police Department and the South Central Drug Task Force were issued certificates of appreciation by Northwye’s Neighborhood Watch members at a presentation held at the Sheriff’s Department. While accepting the department’s certificate, Sheriff Rick Lisenbe said, “These people are stepping up to the plate and saying, ‘We’ve had enough!’

Full story, The Rolla Daily News

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