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Articles with the Tag: methamphetamines

Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment

Montana’s Attorney General stood on the steps outside of the Capitol in Helena and announced this state has a problem with drugs.  “You know it’s no secret that Montana has a substance abuse problem,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “Since 1980 drug offense rates in Monta...

The epidemic that’s hurting us all: meth

On my most recent telephone town hall with 28,000 Montanans, nearly 95 percent agreed that meth is a problem in Montana. Certainly, Barbara from Billings knows this to be true – she shared with me that her son is currently recovering from meth.  One third of the record 3,400 children in Montana...

Meth production shifts to industrial labs Meth production shifts to industrial labs

It was a bust made to go viral.  Following a 2013 shooting between father and son, Walter White was arrested for meth distribution in Billings. White, who shares his name with the fictional meth dealer from the television program “Breaking Bad,” had been caught after the fight over a $10,...

Drug dealer receives 5-year sentence Drug dealer receives 5-year sentence

POLSON – A woman who the state said brought “very large” quantities of methamphetamine and heroin from Washington was sentenced to two 5-year terms with the Department of Corrections last week with no time suspended. The sentences will run concurrently. Angela Christine Evans was arreste...

Addiction to meth centers in brain Addiction to meth centers in brain

LAKE COUNTY — It’s not like trying a beer. “Methamphetamine changes brain chemistry,” said Dr. Paul Gochis of St. Luke Community Healthcare. Methamphetamine abuse is a problem, according to health professionals, law enforcement, and county attorneys in Lake County, and in an eff...

Briefs for Feb. 9, 2016

People’s Center participates in Magazine Museum Day PABLO — The People’s Center is participating in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day live event on March 12. This Nationwide event is in conjunction with Women’s History month. The museum and gift shop will be open special hours ...

Officers equipped with new high-tech tasers Officers equipped with new high-tech tasers

POLSON — Imagine using the same cell phone today that you were using in 2001.  The Polson Police Department’s tasers are that old, but thanks to a $11,568.97 grant from the Lake County DUI Task Force, ten patrol officers have new updated tasers with advanced technology that will increase ...

Survey shows Montana teen meth use down 63 percent since 2005

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction Montana’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has found that meth use among teens in the state has sharply declined since 2005, but stayed consistent since 2009. The voluntary survey of teens is conducted every two years by the Montana Office of ...

Local wins Paint the State Local wins Paint the State

ST. IGNATIUS – Briar Ahlborn, 19, won the Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State contest in the celebrity artist category with her “Pass the Peace Pipe, Not the Meth Pipe” mural located on U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 33.  “I didn’t believe it when I won,” ...

Parents, educators have old and new foes on drug front

RONAN – Parents and teachers might think they are in the know about the signs of drug usage, but a growing number of new potent threats to youth health abound alongside the longstanding methamphetamine problem in Lake County.  Law enforcement, school and medical officials spoke at Ronan High Sc...

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