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Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive spending bill passed...

South Dakota's ‘Meth. We’re On It’ Campaign Draws Internet Snickers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes...

Meth-Dealing Bulldog Gang Member Gets 21 Years in Prison

Filiberto “Beto” Chavez, a member of the Bulldogs street gang, was sentenced to 20 years, 10 months in prison Monday for conspiring to traffic in methamphetamine and prostitution. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill issued the sentence in a Fresno courtroom Monday morning. Listen to this article: The Evidence According...