NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Latest news: 04-29-2010
More than 20 agencies involved in three-day meth roundup
Florence, AL - The final paperwork is being completed on a drug investigation that began in June 2008 and ended with a three-day roundup and the felony arrests of more than 150 people. The operation involved 65 officers from 22 agencies. Tim Glover, director of the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force, said the operation began in 2008 as they started looking at pseudoephedrine sales in Lauderdale County. Pseudoephedrine is in most over-the-county cold medicines and is the active ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
12 held in meth ring bust
Stockton, CA - Twelve people, including 10 from Stockton, have been charged in U.S. District Court with running a methamphetamine trafficking ring. According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, the 12 have been charged with a total of 21 counts, including possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy and using a telephone to distribute methamphetamine.
Professor to talk about meth exposure dangers
Omaha, NE - A health professor will shed light on the little-known dangers of secondhand exposure to methamphetamine during a free talk in Omaha. The presentation by the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Sandra Wells is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Slowdown in downtown Omaha. It's part of the Science Cafe series. Wells' talk, "After the Smoke Clears: Facts and Fiction about Secondhand Meth Exposure," will review the history of methamphetamine use and the problems associated with secondhand exposure. She says there are many reports on the dangers of meth use and production, but few focus on secondhand exposure. Science Cafe is a free educational series sponsored by UNMC and other groups.
Group calls attention to meth-related child abuse
Eklhart County, IN - It was a beautiful day for what they called the "Children's Service of Hope" in Elkhart, Wednesday. They placed nearly 3,000 pinwheels on the front lawn of Child and Parent Services to represent every child born in Elkhart County in 2009. But they also were looking to send a message to passersby, to remember that many children suffering abuse or neglect. CAPS which stands for Child and Parent Services, says they're seeing more meth related cases of abuse and neglect in Elkhart County.