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08/09/06 - Lufkin

Meth Watch

by Jessica Cervantez

Grant money is coming to North Texas to start a "meth watch" program.

The goal is to keep meth from spreading into more neighborhoods.  The grant is $180-thousand and is designed to keep meth users from having access to common household chemical and agricultural products used to manufacture meth.  And, also to raise awareness about the harmful effects of meth.

East Texas law enforcement officials believe every dollar spent to stop meth helps.

Lt. David Young, with the Lufkin Police Dept., said, "We target meth dealers, someone needs to help the addicts, we try to cut-off the source of supply, but we're not in a position to help those who are actually addicted to this.  There also needs to be money to fight this."

The "meth watch" program is already in place in East Texas.

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