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Latest news: 10-21-2010

Sioux Tribe opening first Native specific meth recovery center

SD - The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Alcohol Drug Treatment Program is opening the first Native specific program in the United States for methamphetamine rehabilitation and recovery. The program will be located in a new treatment facility, and be titled “The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Methamphetamine Rehabilitation and Recovery Program.” An open house, welcoming, and lunch will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:00 am at the Zani Agli Veteran’s building at Rosebud, SD. A tour of the new facility will follow. “This project has been a collaborative effort with Indian Health Service from the blueprints to completion, according to Dr. Gail Mason, the methamphetamine program’s Clinical Director. “The treatment program has a cultural foundation for our people to heal in a manner congruent with who they are as individuals, in their families and communities.”

Full story, Indian Country Today

CVS blames IT for costly meth failure

It seems that CVS, the retail pharmacy, has been aiding and abetting drug manufacturers. Of course, that's nothing new, until you discover that these particular drug makers are the ones that manufacture methamphetamine, usually in unsanitary and dangerous conditions.  To hear CVS talk about it, the problem -- resulting in a $77.6 million fine for CVS -- was all the fault of IT. I've had lots of fingers pointed at me in my tenure as a CIO, but I've never been accused of helping traffic in illegal drugs.

Full story, Internet Revolution

Check the fluids in your car

CA - Monday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year-old male Mexican national for attempting to smuggle more than 19 pounds of liquid methamphetamine through a checkpoint inspection on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley, Calif.  Agents encountered the man as he arrived to the checkpoint at about 9:50 p.m., driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. As agents questioned the suspect, his inconsistent answers and nervous demeanor prompted agents to refer him to a secondary inspection area. A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the Trailblazer, resulting in a positive alert to the front of the vehicle. Agents performed an inspection of the vehicle’s interior resulting in the discovery of 19.2 pounds of liquid methamphetamine inside the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Full story, The Cypress Times

Meth lab found 35 feet from school

MI - While locating and arresting a parole absconder in the Village of Pewamo, Ionia County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered several items used to manufacture methamphetamine at the residence. The residence was a duplex located approximately 35 feet from Pewamo Elementary School’s playground, and roughly 20 feet from a neighbor’s residence. Deputies contacted the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) for assistance. Deputies went to the residence at roughly 9 a.m. Wednesday. The school was notified to not let children outside, and the neighbors were evacuated for several hours while CMET and assisting agencies made sure fire and chemical risks were no longer present, according to ICSO officials.

Full story, The Sentinel Standard

Small time dealer leads police to big time bust

CO: Tons of drugs and cash are seized in a massive operation. And it all started in Colorado Springs. It was called Project Deliverance. And the amount of drugs and cash seized is mind boggling. 22-hundred arrests, 154 million dollars, half a ton each of meth and heroin, 2 tons of coke and a whopping 69 tons of marijuana. And it all started with simple drug investigation right here in the Springs. Authorities are crediting local narcotics officers for the getting the ball rolling on the investigation. They say local officers were alert enough to notice what they had wasn't a single small time dealer. But the tip of drug dealing iceberg.

Full story, KXRM - TV

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