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Latest news: 01-14-09

Nearly 300 watch parties held statewide for "Crystal Darkness"

Crystal meth addiction is taking center stage in the Sooner State.

A documentary called "Crystal Darkness" was shown on Channel 2, as well as other tv stations across the state Tuesday night. More than two dozen watch parties were held across Green Country, and nearly 300 watch parties were held statewide.

Full story, KJRH-TV

NM attorney general to focus on meth education

SANTA FE - The attorney general is going on the road with a message about meth: Don't do it.

Teenagers at school and parents at work will be among the targets of an educational campaign that Attorney General Gary King announced Tuesday.  Methamphetamine use remains one of the state's biggest and most dangerous problems, King said.

''The precursor materials are all fairly cheap and the demand is high,'' King said at a news conference.  The best tool for fighting addiction to meth and other drugs is education, he said.

The campaign will include presentations at schools, service clubs, community groups and companies with large work forces.

Full story, the Carlsbad Current-Argus

Woman sentenced for injuring student while on meth

PORTLAND (AP) -- A motorist who struck an 18-year-old runner from behind during the annual Hood-to-Coast relay race was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Chrystal M. Meyer, 20, told police she'd been on a meth binge and had gone days without sleep when she veered off U.S. 30 south of Scappoose and hit the runner, Chelsee Caskey, on Aug. 22.

Full story, KTVL-TV

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