NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Latest news: 06-4-2010
Meth makers heading to Cape Girardeau for pseudoephedrine
MO - To curb methamphetamine production, Southeast Missouri communities such as Kennett, Sikeston, Dexter and Poplar Bluff have passed ordinances requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of the drug. Their measures have driven meth manufacturers north, authorities say. Without an ordinance of its own, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force supervisor Kevin Glaser said, Cape Girardeau is becoming a top destination for meth manufacturers to buy pseudoephedrine.
Neb. begins fight to prevent meth addicted babies
NE - An extensive effort is under way to help new mothers kick methamphetamine habits so that they don't pass on their addictions to their babies. Dr. Bruce Buehler, a professor of genetic and pediatrics at the Nebraska Medical Center, said babies with meth addictions show clear signs. "(They're) exceedingly irritable and can't be consoled," he said. "You try to hold them and the first thing they do is throw their heads backwards." He said that even feeding a meth baby is a challenge.
Meth lab discovery underscores trend
VT - The discovery this week of a rudimentary methamphetamine lab in a vacant apartment in Barre highlights a growing concern from law enforcement over the highly addictive drug surfacing in the state.
"We are seeing an uptick in labs – both in what we call traditional labs and the one-pot cook method," said Lt. Jim Cruise, head of the Vermont State Police's Clandestine Drug Lab Enforcement Team. "That's consistent with the trend we're seeing across New England as well."
Firefighters injured battling blaze at suspected meth lab
AZ - Two firefighters were taken to the hospital Thursday after they were injured battling a massive fire at a suspected meth lab north of the Valley. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jesse Spurgin said a neighbor alerted officials to the New River blaze around 7:20 p.m.