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Latest news: 08-13-2010

Wyoming Meth Project receives grant

WY - The Wyoming Meth Project received a grant of $250,000 from the McMurry Foundation to further its goals of reducing first-time meth use by young people in Wyoming. Jean Davies, executive director said, “This grant enables the Wyoming Meth Project to continue the massive media campaign across Wyoming, which has shown to be very effective.” Susie and Mick McMurry were instrumental in getting the Wyoming Meth Project implemented in Wyoming, and through their strong support it has continued to bring the “Not Even Once” message to Wyoming young people. The Wyoming Meth Project is a privately funded non-profit organization and is continually seeking funding to sustain the anti-meth message in communities across Wyoming.

Full story, from The Casper Journal

11 arrested during takedown of meth and marijuana ring

AZ - Over 50 cops executed a search warrant on eight locations Wednesday targeting a Methamphetamine and marijuana ring in the Tucson area. Authorities arrested 10 men and 1 woman at the locations. Authorities discovered 27 firearms, ammunition, 3 1/2 pounds of Methamphetamine, 200 pounds of marijuana, ten vehicles and $10,000 in cash. "These arrests and seizures were the result of an extremely well-coordinated drug enforcement investigation that combined  federal, state, and local law enforcement assets," said U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke.  "This targeted enforcement effort is on the cutting edge of southwest border security enforcement."

Full story, KGUN-TV

New mother tested positive for meth, gets five years prison

WY - A 30-year-old woman charged in a drug bust that began when she tested positive for methamphetamine after giving birth in Gillette has been sentenced to serve five years in prison. Victoria Tulee was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Cheyenne. In May, she pleaded guilty to felony charges of conspiracy and methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver. Tulee was one of three people charged in the bust. In March, they were traveling through Gillette when Tulee went into labor.

Full story, The Gillette News Record

I think my teen is using meth, now what?

Methamphetamine use and abuse has slowly over the years managed to make its way into virtually every segment of society; from the small towns of rural America to the gated communities in our most posh suburban neighborhoods; meth is everywhere, and if you have children, you cannot assume that they will not be tempted to try this drug that has ruined so many lives. This is why you need to be ever vigilant in watching for the signs, and then acting if you have even the smallest of suspicions. Signs of meth abuse include sudden changes in temperament or behavior, appearing drugged, becoming more disheveled, loss of friendships, isolation, and many others. The main point is, watch for changes that don’t seem to be normal teen angst.

Full story, Helium

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