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Latest news: 2-05-2010

Gangs and teen suicide tied to meth on tribal reservations

Oacoma, SD - Gang activity and teen suicide on American Indian reservations need to be addressed together, according to a national gang expert who says there’s a strong connection between the two problems. Christopher Cuestas with the National Violence Prevention Resource Center spoke Thursday to a gathering of tribal members and legal and law enforcement officers during a “tribal listening conference” hosted by U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson.

Full story, The Jamestown Sun

Ind. police: 24 percent more meth lab seizures in 2009

Elkhart, IN - Indiana police agencies report seizing 24 percent more methamphetamine labs during 2009 than they did the year before, with the greatest concentration remaining in the state's northeastern counties. State police say the most seizures were in Elkhart County, where 109 labs were found. Neighboring Marshall, Noble and Kosciusko (Koss-ee-OSS'-koh) counties each had at least 65 seizures. The cluster of Jennings, Decatur and Bartholomew counties in southeastern Indiana each had between 81 and 59 seizures last year. The 1,364 seizures reported statewide last year topped the previous high of 1,137 labs seized in 2004.


Meth moms tell their stories

Tulsa, OK - There are some issues critically important for women that don't make the cover of women's magazines or the daytime talk shows.  Dark secrets some women suffer with for years. FOX23's Mia Fleming found several Tulsa women, everyday mothers from middle and upper income families who agreed to divulge those secrets about addiction, survival, and even betrayal in the hope that  their story  will save you or someone you love from the intense pain they've endured.

Full story, KOKI-TV

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