Meth Menace: Inside the Mind of an Addict
John's from Vermont, a small farm town, but didn't try meth until he moved to the Midwest several years ago.
Drug Counselor: We've Lost The War On Drugs
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.
Junior Filmmaker Wins Big in Vermont Video Contest
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.
Man Charged With Smuggling Meth Inside Religious Art Frames
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.
Keeping Meth Alive
Cops are waging two battles in the war on drugs; one against meth makers and manufacturers and one against big drug companies still pumping the world full of meth ingredients.
State Health Care Ad: For Vermonters, by Vermonters
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."
Drug Bust Turns Up Nearly 300-Pounds Of Meth
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.