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Latest news: 07-21-2010

Campaign educates teens about drug and alcohol risks

NY - The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and WeeWorld, recently teamed up to educate teens about substance abuse prevention and the real-life consequences of drug and alcohol use. The custom campaign underscores the power of embracing measurable social media to connect directly with teen audiences.  This effort delivered more than 47 million viral impressions, dramatically increased traffic and tripled brand awareness for the Partnership's teen-targeted site CheckYourself.com. It also resulted in a record number of cause-related virtual goods downloads over a two-month period.

Full story, from PRNewswire

Meth conviction may be overturned due to police corruption

OK - Another drug conviction may be overturned in the Tulsa Police corruption case. Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond has filed a motion to overturn the drug trafficking conviction and prison sentence of Taito Parra Nishimoto, 25. The case was reviewed in court Wednesday and has been continued to next week. Nishimoto was arrested in December of 2007 after officers served a search warrant and said they found three large bags of methamphetamine on top of the freezer in his apartment.

Full story from KWBT-TV

5 children found in meth lab after anonymous complaint

SC - Five children ranging in age from infant to a 16 years old were placed in protective custody Monday when deputies with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office found them living with their mother at a meth lab in Monetta, officials said. Acting on an anonymous drug complaint, narcotics investigators obtained a search warrant for 1689 Old Shoals Road in Monetta where they found a meth lab and a small quantity of the drug.

Full story, The Aiken Standard

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