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New Mexico Meth
ON THIS PAGE:  SIGNS OF METH USE     ARTICLES OF METH CRIMES SJC (SOME NM IN GENERAL)      HELP/PREVENTION SIGNS OF METH USE Symptoms of Meth Meth symptoms vary with the amount of meth used, method of ingestion and the other factors. General, psychological methamphetamine symptoms during meth use include: Euphoria Anxiety, irritability, aggression, paranoia Increased libido Energy, alertness Increased concentration Self-esteem, self-confidence, grandiosity Sociability Hallucinations, psychosis https://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/meth-addiction/meth-symptoms-signs-of-meth-addiction Serious Results of Heavy Methamphetamine Use Heavy users tend to experience hallucinations and delusions. Some users develop sores on their face or body when they have been picking at their skin, thinking that there are bugs crawling under their skin that they can’t see. Repeated use can show up in an irregular heartbeat, rapid heartbeat, mood disturbances, violent, aggressive, paranoid behavior, confusion and insomnia. There may be a rapid deterioration of the person’s behavior or appearance if he or she is a heavy user. https://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-meth-use.html Learn About Meth Abuse & Addiction Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “meth,” is a highly-addictive neurotoxic stimulant that is often referred to as “the most dangerous drug on earth,” due to the wide availability, ease of use, and ability to manufacture the drug out of ordinary household products. Most often, methamphetamine comes in two forms, “Crystal Meth” and “powdered meth,” both produce similar effects on the user. Crystal methamphetamine, the more pure form of the drug also known as “ice,” “crystal,” “crystal meth,” is an opaque crystalized rock that is abused in various methods. Powdered methamphetamine, aka “speed” or “tina,” is less potent and is created to form a white, bitter-tasting, odorless powder that can be snorted, smoked, eaten, dissolved in a drink, or heated and injected. What is common among both forms of methamphetamines is that it produces a false sense of wellbeing and happiness. It gives the user a rush, and an increase in feelings of energy, confidence, and wakefulness. These effects generally last six to eight hours, but can be sustained for upwards of twelve hours. https://www.acadianatreatmentcenter.com/meth/symptoms-signs-effects/ HELP/PREVENTION Don’t Meth With Us http://dontmethwithus.com/index.html Excerpt:  Do you want to stop the Drug Use in your Community? Consider this "FREE" Program, designed for you and your organization. This program is proven to work from actual experience since being introduced in 2006 in San Juan County New Mexico. There are civic organizations on 4 Continents now doing it and making a huge difference in their community and the world. Everything you need is laid out for you on this Web Site, just go to the Navigation bar and look around. You can Download a Power-Point, watch a real Presentation, read letters from our Sheriff and other elected officials that have a first hand knowledge of the success of this program. We are available by contacting us. Our Mission is to educate children and families about the consequences of methamphetamine, arming them with the tools necessary to combat illicit drug use and addiction. To accomplish this, we go into the schools and engage students on a personal level, opening their eyes to a bright, drug-free future. http://dontmethwithus.com/index.html ARTICLES ON METH CRIMES IN SAN JUAN COUNTY AND NEW MEXICO IN GENERAL Fact From Fiction The Daily Beast: (2013/o8/24 The Devil’s Drug, The True Story of Meth in New Mexico. By Nick Romeo https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-devils-drug-the-true-story-of-meth-in-new-mexico Excerpt:  In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. He speaks to law enforcement and users about their true life experiences Eight Men Caught Daily Times: 2016/05/12 Feds indict men trafficking conspiracy https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/12/feds-indict-men-meth-trafficking- conspiracy/84281400/ Excerpt:  Police say three of the men arrested were ringleaders of a drug trafficking operation that was responsible for 60 to 70 percent of the meth distributed in San Juan County FARMINGTON — Eight men are facing federal charges on allegations they were trafficking methamphetamine on the Navajo reservation and in northwest New Mexico, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. Six of the eight men were arrested Wednesday by agents with Homeland Security Investigations and the Region II Narcotics Task Force, which is composed of law enforcement officers from this area, the release states. ICE dot gov:  (2016/05/13) Alleged meth traffickers arrested New Mexico during ICE HSI led operation one fugitive at large https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/alleged-meth-traffickers-arrested-new-mexico-during-ice-hsi-led-operation-1- fugitive NM investigation targeted methamphetamine traffickers on the Navajo Reservation Other Drug Issues in Other Areas of New Mexico Opioids Espanola KUNM 2017/02/01 Police Chief: Families crying out for help. By Ed Williams https://www.kunm.org/post/police-chief-families-crying-out-help Excerpt: When a public health crisis gets out of control, it can overwhelm law enforcement agencies. That’s what’s happened with the Española Police Department as it deals with a decades-old opioid epidemic and all the crime that goes with it. To understand just how big of a drug problem Española has, just ask Officer Anthony Armijo. “It’s the norm. For everyone, it’s the norm that drugs are here, drugs are being used, you have family that grew up with it,” he said. “For example, I have family that live here, you know, they’re addicts. I’ve arrested them before.” If there’s any police department that understands what an opioid epidemic means for a community, it’s this one. Even the chief of police has had addiction struggles within his own family. This town of 10,000 people has one of the highest opioid overdose rates in America. Heroin addiction has gone on out of control here year after year. It’s a crisis that’s torn families apart, strained the health system, and stretched the police department to its limit. https://www.kunm.org/post/police-chief-families-crying-out-help updates:  page started 2016/06/04