Attorney Generals on Meth

“Methamphetamine (meth) is a major concern for North Dakota’s citizens and law enforcement because it is known to induce violent, erratic behavior in users. That behavior puts the community and law enforcement at risk. Meth laboratories contain extremely dangerous substances and pose significant health hazards to those who come in contact with these sites, including the general public and law enforcement agents who are often the first responders to a clandestine lab scene. These sites are so toxic that experts are required to be called upon to properly dispose of the chemicals found according to EPA specifications and standards.” ~ North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Attorney General’s website. Accessed 08/4/11

“The legislation gained substantial support throughout the session, thanks to sheriffs, local prosecutors and other law-enforcement personnel who are of the overwhelming belief that prescription requirements for pseudoephedrine products would bring the most dramatic resolution to Missouri’s meth crisis. I hope the Missouri General Assembly will consider, and enact, the legislation next session.” ~ Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster (speaking to the Missouri Sheriffs Association in Joplin) 08/01/11 Press Release

“Keeping pseudoephedrine out of the hands of meth producers is one of the most effective ways to stop meth production. This new electronic system strengthens our ability to do that on an instant basis, and will serve as a valuable tool in finding and shutting down meth labs.” ~ Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Kansas Board of Pharmacy. “System helps pharmacies, police track PSE purchases at no cost to taxpayers“. 04/18/11. Web. 08/04/11

“Even as we are doing everything we can from the law enforcement aspect, we have a generation of addicts out there. We don’t have adequate treatment facilities. We know how to put people in jail, but I think we all need to recognize there is more to this problem than incarceration.” – Kentucky Attorney General Gregory D. Stumbo (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“We take a bit of a strong stance on drugs like heroin or meth being distributed in our community. It’s something we haven’t seen before, and we want to send the message that we don’t want it here.” – Pat Van Lanen, a supervisor with the Brown County Drug Task Force,  “Brown County Agents Find More Meth on Streets”,  Green Bay Press Gazette,  8/20/09 *Ten methamphetamine cases have hit Brown County court so far this year, more than the previous two years.  Local drug agents say they are seeing more meth on the streets and are buying more meth than ever from area dealers. More cases are on the way according to Van Lanen.

“The potential exists, however, for domestic labs to re-emerge as the primary meth production source. Mexico is taking significant measures to control the importation of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, and some organizations are now finding it easier to acquire the chemicals needed to produce methamphetamine in the U.S. Super labs are now appearing in the West.” – Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen, “Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen: We must stay a step ahead in meth fight”, 10/3/08

“If you are not seeing it in your state, hold on. It’s coming,” – Georgia Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“It is spread between rural areas, suburban areas and cities throughout all of our states.” – Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D). – “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“I think my colleagues would agree it is probably the ugliest drug that has come down the pike in 40 years. It is highly addictive. It is poor man’s crack.” – Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) - “Import of Methamphetamine from Mexico Offsets Local Progress”, Washington Post, 3/13/07

“Meth abuse in Colorado has risen to extremely dangerous levels. The damage meth inflicts on our communities and economy is immeasurable.  – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.- “Attorney General Suthers Announces State’s Largest Effort To Combat Methamphetamine Abuse, 07/25/2006

“Methamphetamine is a cancer eating away at our state. Meth impacts families, communities and the environment and it’s crucial we bring this problem under control. – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, “McKenna names members of Attorney General’s Meth Task Force” , 8/2/05

Comments

  1. Muriel S. says

    Wouldn’t be smarter and cheaper for everyone to decriminalize it and regulate it as a prescription drug the way it used to be?

    • says

      Muriel S. I assume you are a meth user or a former user so with that in mind we will go slow here.
      Meth is a neurotoxin that is to say the way it works is by poisoining your brain.
      Most meth userers have something called neurotoxic lesions and/or prefrontal erosion.
      Some long term users have such profound damage they have seziures and not enough sense left to play with themselves!
      In fact many become psycotic, parnoid, perverts who prey on others like “creepy Phil”Garrido,(kidnapped and raped a 11 year old) Jeremy Bryan Jones,(killed 4 women) or Ricky Davis and Deanna Lewis (this team killed two women and raped a 5 year old) and many others that have killed or hurt others.
      If I apply your logic to this why not decriminalize aggraveted assults with baseball bats?
      Should be ok to beat the brains out of someone or even yourself if you want to.
      If you want to reason thats ok just give your poor burned out mind about 5 years of rest from the meth!!

      • Libertarian says

        As much as I respect you opinion Tom the nurse, I believe your baseball bat example is rather inaccurate. You see doing drugs is victim less crime. As in you do not directly deny people there rights by abusing a drug. What Muriel means is that people have a right to do with there body as they please. I can also understand the logic by the fact if you make a substance ect illegal only the criminals will have it.

  2. Tom the nurse says

    Thank you for respecting my convictions on the matter of meth use and drug abuse in general.
    Science has advanced much and I regretfully would like to inform you that my baseball bat analogy is unfortunately very accurate.
    My aruguments are based in solid research and science. (NOT POLITICAL IDEOLOGY)
    To support my position I will show you the science on this subject.
    Please proceed to this link. http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~thompson/MEDIA/METH/PR.html
    You will be provided with the images of a meth exposed brain (not the so-called holes) these are a very different type of image called S.P.E.C.T.
    I fully support your need (if you have one). To use all the meth you want just not around other people. Due to the fact of the chance of contagion and violence. (I can and would support this with overwheliming science as well.)
    Hell I support your right to put a .45 cal. round through your auditory canal, and to be frank I would recomend this approach to suicide rather than meth us as that (Death by METHAMPHETAMINE is very painful and very protracted. (again I would support this with overwhelming science)
    The only point I will concede on my baseball bat analogy is that a severe blow to the head with a ball bat will tend to produce damage in 1 or 2 localized areas (out side of the cebral edema) which the edema is generlized and if you recover from that it will dissipate quickly.
    NOW I GATHER FROM YOUR SCREEN MONAIKER THAT YOU POSSESS SOME ODD POLITICAL BELIEFS.BELIEFS THAT MIGHT PRECLUDE YOU FROM REASON. BUT SORRY CHARLIE FACTS ARE FACTS.—-BUT LET ME SAY I FULLY SUPPORT A PERSONS RIGHT TO BE STUPID THIS IS NATURAL SELECTION AT IT’S FINEST. BUT A PERSONS “RIGHT” TO BE A DUMB ASS, ENDS AT MY RIGHT TO LIVE.
    Please be advised should you choose to argue this subject with me you will argue with political stupidity.
    I will argue with science there will be no contest!

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