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Latest news: 12-2-2009

Prison treatment program helps meth addicts

IN - The life of David Goble, already a weathered man at the age of 27, chronicles the cost of methamphetamines in this area — both human and financial.

The Goshen, Ind., native used drugs as a teen, but it was the powerful high of meth, which he started using heavily with coworkers at a local trailer factory, that drove him off the rails.

Full story, MSNBC

Meth tops drugs seized in sting

Toronto, Canada - On the street, in stores and, among the young and old, undercover officers bought drugs across 14 Division, as part of an effort to improve quality of life for west-end residents.

Drug Squad officers partnered with officers from 14 Division to make 80 drug buys and 60 arrests over the course of five weeks, as part of Project Sunshine.

Full story, Toronto Police Service

Healthcare center workers caught in meth investigation

WY - Fallout continues from a methamphetamine investigation after six former Johnson County Healthcare employees were terminated due to drug involvement.

“The Sheriff’s department contacted me and told me that they had an ongoing (methamphetamine) investigation and three former employees of ours were involved and that three more current employees, who have since been terminated, were identified as users,” said Johnson County Healthcare administrator Sandy Ward. “We had the police come up last Monday and interview a number of employees in an effort to see if it was more widespread. We drug tested 12 employees and determined it was not more widespread than the initial six.”

Full story, Buffalo Bulletin

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