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Latest news: 04-09-2010

Families of meth addicts connect through support group

Honolulu, HI - A national ranking puts Hawaii fifth in the nation for crystal meth addiction. Addicts trying to kick the habit can find lots of help, and now an organization offers support to their families. The non-profit group is called Families in the Fire. Its founder started it after crystal meth burned her family. The message in a public service announcement the group produced says meth causes collateral damage. The Oahu based non-profit organization reaches out to relatives of ice addicts.

Full story, KHNL/KGMB-TV

Va. county still struggling with meth

Abingdon, VA - Although methamphetamine lab busts have largely been out of the news in recent years, the drug persists as a problem in Washington County and surrounding areas, Sheriff Fred Newman said Thursday. These days, Newman said, people who make the drug have been using what’s referred to as the “shake and bake” or “one pot” method, which creates smaller quantities in very small, mobile labs that are harder to find. “You don’t have to set up in a garage or a house,” Newman said. “You can set up on your way from Glade Spring to Bristol.”

Full story, Bristol Herald Courier

Officers rescue wife from husband, find meth lab

Northwood, ND - A domestic disturbance call Wednesday night involving a bread knife resulted in officers discovering a methamphetamine lab at a rural Northwood, N.D., home. Shortly after 9 p.m., Northwood police officers arrived at the house and found 52-year-old Donald Moore holding the serrated knife with a 12-inch blade and refusing to let his wife out of the home, said Maj. Bob Rost of the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department. Rost said Moore stood in a doorway with the knife behind his back, blocking his wife from leaving. Moore came at officers who told him to drop the knife, and when he didn’t comply, they jolted him with a Taser and subdued him, the major said.

Full story, Grand Forks Herald

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