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91 Pounds of Meth Seized

Posted in meth with tags , , on September 21, 2008 by methman

In one of the largest seizures ever of methamphetamine in Contra Costa, Narcotics Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Concord Police Department seized 91 pounds of methamphetamine worth over $2.3 million.

The two agencies have jointly worked on a five month investigation that culminated last Friday, September 12, 2008, with the serving of two search warrants on homes in the city of San Pablo. The search warrants were served, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office J-Team, on homes on Macarthur Avenue and Connecticut Avenue.

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Another Child Meth-Related Death

Posted in meth with tags on August 8, 2008 by methman

A Sacramento woman has been arrested in the death of her 2-month-old daughter, who ingested a toxic dose of meth through breast milk, authorities said.

A Sacramento County deputy coroner’s report concluded that Olivia Rose Dipinto died on Jan. 1 of “acute methamphetamine intoxication.” The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Her mother, Maureen Hoffart, 45, was arrested on suspicion of endangering the life or health of a child and was being held without bail in Sacramento County jail.

That January morning, firefighters found the baby dead after responding to a medical aid call in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue, Sgt. Matt Young said. The infant’s body was turned over to the Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

Coroner’s spokesman Ed Smith said it’s apparent that the mother took methamphetamine shortly before breast-feeding her child. “The child ingested a lethal dose of the drug,” Smith said.

Young said the infant’s twin sibling has been taken into protective custody.

2 Yr Old Tests Positive For Meth Then Dies

Posted in meth, news with tags , on August 6, 2008 by methman

State child welfare officials allowed a 2-year-old southern Indiana boy to remain in his mother’s custody after the child tested positive for methamphetamine, and the boy suffered a fatal blow to the head 17 days later, newspaper reports say.

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Side Effects of Meth

Posted in meth with tags , on July 8, 2008 by methman

The effects of meth depend on whether the drugs are taken on a long term or short term bases.

Some side effects with methamphetamine, while perhaps not as common, could indicate a serious problem and should be reported to your healthcare provider.

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How Do People Get Addicted To Meth

Posted in meth with tags , on June 12, 2008 by methman

Many people do not know there is a down side to meth until they stop using and come down. The problem reveals itself with the crash following a run with meth. The day after the user feels sick, depressed, guilty, ashamed and angry. The meth user is aware that a small amount of meth will eliminate these unpleasant symptoms and produce good feelings. Eventually the user depends on meth to become a solution to the problem it has created, and the cycle of meth addiction is born.

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