A report came out online on WISTV.com out of Columbia, S.C., last Thursday regarding meth labs and the costs of cleaning up these contaminated homes, hotel rooms and apartments. Many of the problems that South Carolina must deal with are shared by Louisiana and many other states, so this appeared to be an ideal report for this week’s Meth in the News.
The first report in Meth in the News this week is truly frightening. In Williamsburg, Va., Virginia State Police troopers noticed a 2005 Chrysler hatchback that was being driven erratically on I-64 near Lightfoot. Troopers, therefore, pulled the woman driving the car over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
It’s springtime in the Ark-La- Tex, and the weather is getting warmer. That means that it is time to spend more time outside, camping and hiking, fishing and hunting, and just enjoying the outdoors in the Sportsman’s Paradise.
In Oshtemo Township, Mich., the Oshtemo Fire Department responded to a fire in a mobile home in the 5500 block of Patriots Lane at the Colonial Estates mobile home park at 7:30 a.m. last Wednesday and discovered a one-pot methamphetamine lab.
Here are the top 10: Coming in at number 10 is Juan Jose Peralta. He feels like he gets closer to God whenever he smokes meth. In May 2011, Peralta stripped down to his birthday suit in a field in a Mesa, thereby exposing himself to any children in the area.
I have also reported about how cooking and smoking meth can be dangerous to anyone living where meth is being used (and this is especially true for children). But what happens when the meth cooks move away (or are arrested)? And consider this, people also cook and smoke meth in motel rooms, apartments and just about anywhere else you can imagine.