For Dean Crumbaugh, an incident that took place in January serves as the perfect example of how meth is making the job of law enforcement even more dangerous than it already was. Crumbaugh—a sergeant with the Glasgow Police Department—was assisting two fellow officers who had an altercation with a suspicious acting person at a gas station parking lot.
Officials from outside of Kentucky are encouraging state lawmakers not to repeat their missteps in the fight against meth.
At a joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees, officials from Oklahoma and Mississippi testified about how they've restricted the purchase of pseudoephedrine (PSE)—a common decongestant in cold medicines and an integral ingredient in meth.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new one-step method of producing methamphetamine is gaining in popularity throughout the region. "Shake and bake" is a technique where meth ingredients are placed in a plastic bottle and shaken. Kevin Willis spoke to law enforcement agents in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown about the dangers the method poses to those involved, and those who come into contact with the discarded bottles.
Bowling Green, Ky – Drug task forces across the US are predicting devastating consequences about an impending 67% reduction in federal funding. Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says he fears a rise in the number of meth dealers if the group's budget is cut. Lisa Autry has our report.