Methamphetamine killed 174 people in San Diego in 2012 and it continues to impact lives across the county, according to the Methamphetamine Strike Force.
“It’s prevalent and I don’t know if people know how much it is,” said Jeanne McAlister, founder of McAlister Institute in El Cajon, a rehab facility for teen and adult addicts.
McAlister said 40 percent of the people who come to her center are addicted to the meth.
Cole Fenton, a 10-year-old junior filmmaker, took third place in the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont video contest. Contestants were asked to make a video explaining why they loved their farmers markets.
Authorities have charged a Pittsburgh resident with smuggling illegal drugs after religious paintings with hollowed-out frames containing 1 kilo of meth were delivered to his apartment. Carlos Rojas-Perez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in the U.S., received the paintings from Toluca, Mexico. Customs agents found the hidden drugs and notified Homeland Security agents, who delivered the painting and arrested Rojas-Perez after he picked it up.
With health plans under the Affordable Care Act set to start Oct. 1, states have launched ads touting the benefits of health insurance. This Vermont spot appeals to “the thrill-seekers and the caretakers."
John Maes says that he sold a Sacramento pastor two ounces of meth a few months ago, and claims that he has smoked meth with him numerous times. Pastor Mark Lewis is also facing charges of attempting a plot to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's home.
Pastor Wayne Richardson sees his clients at ‘Circle of Friends’ turn to drugs for a host of overwhelming reasons.
“Low self esteem, family issues, break down in the family, when men don’t have jobs,” he said, listing just a few.
Those reason are some of the reasons why he isn’t surprised a Tuesday bust turned up almost 300 pounds of methamphetamine just a county away from where he counsels people to walk away from that kind of temptation.
A man has been arrested after police say that he was trying to run a drug ring using the help of the U.S. Postal Service. Lionel Reyes, 34, was caught trying to mail 4 lbs of meth, an amount worth $100,000.