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Latest news: 10-30-2009

Hawaii Meth Project takes message to students

HI - Most of us have seen or heard Hawaii Meth Project's public service announcements warning children to say “no” to crystal meth.

Now the campaign is going straight to the children at school.

Full story, KHON-TV

Teen rescued from house fire started by meth lab

Luther, IA - Authorities say an illegal drug lab sparked a house fire where a teenager had to be rescued in the central Iowa town of Luther.

The Boone County sheriff's office called the Sept. 2 fire suspicious. Now officials say it was caused by a methamphetamine lab.

At least five fire department responded to the fire.

A teenage girl who was trapped inside the house was rescued. She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.

Two men were seen running from the house the night of the fire. No arrests have been made.


Customs agents warn high school students about drug smuggling

South County, CA - Not long ago, the anti-drug message from the government to teens was just say no to taking drugs. These days in San Diego County, kids are learning to just say no to smuggling drugs.

Yesterday, a stream of students shuffled into the gym at Montgomery High School in South County, clambering onto the bleachers as if attending a pep rally. They were there to listen to agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement warn them about the dangers of being recruited to work as drug mules.

Full story, Union-Tribune

Meth addicts suspected in rash of copper thefts

Reno, NV - Thieves are putting stretches of freeway in the Reno area in the dark, prompting state transportation officials to urge caution by motorists.

Nevada Department of Transportation officials said a rash of thefts of copper wiring used for freeway lighting has occurred on U.S. 395 between Interstate 80 and the Mount Rose Highway, officials said.

Full story, Reno Gazette-Journal

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