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Meth takes toll on users, families

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They probably don’t think about the chance of destroying their bodies, careers and families. The first snort, puff or injection could be just an experiment.

In recent months, Lincoln Parish has seen more arrests for “harder” drugs, such as heroine and methamphetamine. Whether it’s the usage or just law enforcement efforts that are increasing cannot be certain.

However, there are about a thousand reasons to make sure some of these drugs never fall into the hands of anyone in our parish. If nothing else, the physical effects could dissuade many young people from trying meth — a very addictive stimulant made from icky household chemicals such as fertilizer, drain cleaner, batteries and other things most people older than two wouldn’t want to consume.

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