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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Meth cases involving young children on increase

Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. - Law enforcement agencies here say methamphetamine production in homes where children live is growing problem that must be addressed.

That's why South Mississippi law enforcement officials, narcotics agents, social workers and hospital personnel are now working together to address the plight of drug-endangered children.

In 1999, the state passed a law making it illegal to possess two or more of the ingredients used to make meth. The law requires authorities to prove intent, and convicted offenders could go to jail for up to 30 years.

Methamphetamine ( Desoxyn ) an amphetamine used to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit-disorder in children. In some cases but rare this drug is used to treat depression. This drug is from a family of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants.


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