Meth story

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  1. mozier

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    *The title of this thread has been edited to comply with our posting rules, namely #7, that no member's screen name can be used in a title. The original title was "Meth story for Sherrie"

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    Hello!

    This is a story from CNN about a recent bust of methamphetamine makers. Being that Sherrie has expressed concern about such activities around her town, I thought she (and everyone else here) may find it interesting.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/04/15/meth.crackdown.ap/index.html


    mozier

    [ April 17, 2003, 08:07 AM: Message edited by: Clint Kritzer ]
     
  2. Sherrie

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    mozier...interesting article. Sad. I have seen in my community people lose their kids over this stuff. Houses burn up. Half the community with hepititis, and HIV. I wish they would catch the whole lot of them.

    Once people start doing Meth...their brain goes. They become dumber and dumber. They never fully recover.

    I saw a man lose his farm over selling the chemicals. His family owned the farm for years and years. Gone. He was one of the nicest guys too. This just recently happened.

    Ask Singing Cop...he could probably tell you more than me. He has worked around this area.

    I pray hard about this because I have children growing up and leaving home. This is not a poor mans drug...its a get rich sceme and anyones drug now.

    I get real upset when I see people getting arrested for it, and the whole time they have small babies in their house while they are doing it. It makes me sick. I truly get emotional.

    Heres another thing big in our county. People actually cook (a term used for making) the Meth in their car (called a Lab) while driving around. So anyone pulling up next to you at a stop sign, might actually be doing something like that. You never know.

    Our Sheriffs Dept. Flys over our County and finds pot plant after pot plants. People are crazy over this drug stuff.

    We have a Court Record in our local paper. Out of 15 people; always 8 of them are for drug possesion and making, 3 for theft( to buy the drugs), 2 for contributing to a minor, 2 for neglect of a child (because drugs were in possion around a child or being sold). And these people keep contributing to this problem. No one ever changes.

    In my town I have a Sheriffs dept., State Highway Patrol, local Police Dept., and even a Drug Enforcement, and the problem still rises. We are only a township of around 8000. There is also rural county community, and just plain out in the middle of nowhere people. We also have Dare programs.

    I will give my law enforcement credit. They are doing everything I think possible, it is just so extreme. We are very educated here on this matter of Meth and Labs. The bigger cities should be paying attention and trying to learn something from us now. Because if they don't....this will be far worse for them, than it is now.

    Sherrie
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

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    I think it's everywhere Sherrie. My town is 16,000 people (which is not a large town) and we have all the law enforcement agencies you mentioned.

    Just last month an older brother killed his younger brother (by slitting his throat) in a dispute over dividing the money they had made from making and selling meth.

    They call our town 'Little Chicago'.

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    Did you know that "Meth" was made popular by the Germans in WWII? They used it as a "pick-me-up" to stay awake in the foxholes! I don't think it was near as strong or toxic as it is now days. A fellow officer got a report of a man in town who was bragging about his "Meth Lab".....his investigation concluded that the man owned a Meff Lab....a Labrador retriever named "Meff" [​IMG] ....funny, huh?

    Yes, Sherrie, Meth is a serious problem and now Missouri is leading the nation in Meth Busts!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Meth is a scourge everywhere, and rural communities are especially vulnerable to the labs.

    Farms are good lab sites because there's no one to smell the fumes created by the cooking, and usually there's little law enforcement keeping track of activity out in the country.

    Farms also are a ready source of the anhydrous ammonia used in the process; thefts of fertilizer have mushroomed in recent years and innocent farmers have to keep watch on their tanks.
     

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