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Latest news: 1-26-2010

Grant for $250,000 will fund meth prevention

Reno, NV - A program that works on preventing the use of methamphetamine has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Northern Nevada Secret Witness also works on methamphetamine use intervention in northern Nevada.

Full story, KTVN-TV

Meth treatment program still short of funding

Allegan County, MI - Lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers and even program graduates have praised a nationally recognized methamphetamine diversion program, but that might not be enough to save it. Grants paid for the program are no longer available, and Lt. Mike Larsen, of the Allegan County Sheriff's Department, said he's exhausted all other funding options and now needs county help.

Full story, Grand Rapids Press

Contamination a concern when removing kids from meth houses

Hillsboro, MO - While police don hazardous materials suits and protective masks to enter houses where methamphetamine has been cooked, children removed from those homes are often tucked into caseworker's car seats and driven away in their contaminated clothing. The scene repeated itself dozens of times last year in Jefferson County, where juvenile officers removed 68 children from homes after meth lab busts, according to the Jefferson County Children's Division.

Full story, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Women caught at border with 50 pounds of meth

AZ - Border Patrol agents from the Wellton station arrested two women early Saturday afternoon in the largest methamphetamine smuggling attempt intercepted in the Yuma Sector. The two women were caught trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of the dangerous drug through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Dateland.

Full story, Yuma Sun

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