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Latest news: 9-29-2009

Kansas receives $1 million for meth fight

Attorney General Steve Six announced today that Kansas will receive $1 million to help crack down on methamphetamine manufacturing, trafficking and sales across the state. The money came from a grant through the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

“Meth ruins lives and destroys families. The Kansas Meth Initiative is a comprehensive program aimed at cracking down on the manufacturing, trafficking and sales of meth in our state through enforcement, training and education,” Six said.

Full story, KAKE-TV

Meth chemical sellers caught by anti-terrorism initiative    

MS - The U.S. attorney's office in Oxford targeted convenience store operators in north Mississippi, many of Middle Eastern descent, despite a lack of any connection to terrorism, according to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger.

The Convenience Store Initiative arose from meetings with local law enforcement officers in the years following 9-11 - when Middle Eastern terrorists flew hijacked planes into the Pentagon and World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Full story, The Clarion-Ledger

Hearse warns youth against using meth   

Marshall County, AL - You usually see a hearse during a funeral procession, transporting a casket from one location to another.

One Valley sheriff's office, though, is using a hearse to deter troubled youth from a life of drug addiction.

Full story, WAFF-TV

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