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Photo, Maine Public Safety

Child Dead and Couple is Charged with Making Meth

A child is dead and a couple is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a bizarre case out of Washington County.

Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says 39-year-old Alan Richardson and 30-year-old Tabitha Osnoe of Danforth were arrested Saturday after fire investigators found evidence of a "one-pot" methamphetamine lab in their home.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com

Where Law Enforcement and Treatment Meet in Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ [Video]

Crime, sex, and drugs, but the only rock 'n' roll in these women's lives is the time they've wasted going in and out of the corrections system in Maine, all because of their addiction to drugs.

"Most of them never start out intending to become addicts and criminals," states Kennebec County Sheriff Randal Liberty.

Sheriff Liberty oversees a drug rehabilitation program inside the jail and it's showing great success in dropping the county jail's recidivism rate, not to mention the fact it's saving lives and potentially breaking a terrible cycle of family dysfunction and substance abuse in Maine.

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Photo, Mario Tama, Getty Images
Photo, Mario Tama, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ Requires Solutions and Simultaneous Cooperation Not Politics

Generally speaking, solutions are found in common interest and a tenacious commitment to solve a problem.

Unfortunately, when every problem is viewed through lenses clouded by political ideology, precious little gets accomplished.

One of the biggest problems facing the state of Maine is drug addiction, and the costs to the state, both financial and human.

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Photo, Maine Department of Public Safety
Photo, Maine Department of Public Safety

Drug Agents Find Meth Manufacturing in Oakland

Drug agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency are cleaning up a methamphetamine operation after a month long investigation.

As a result, search warrants were used at 11 Center Street in Oakland, and at the Waterville Fireside Inn & Suites according to Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

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Victoria Ragonesi (Brewer PD)
Victoria Ragonesi (Brewer PD)

Brewer Drug Bust

Brewer Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents continue to investigate a drug case that resulted in three arrests.

Brewer Chief Deputy Jason Moffitt says police and drug agents executed a search warrant at a home on Maple Street in Brewer yesterday afternoon.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

It’s an Epidemic That Can Be Stopped

Last week Governor Paul LePage ended his State of the State speech by calling on state lawmakers and citizens to recognize there's a serious epidemic in Maine and it's drug addiction.

One woman in particular was pleased the Governor addressed the issue and agrees with beefing up law enforcement, but, she cautions that's only part of the solution for reversing the powerful grip the disease has on those who struggle to regain control of their lives.

The problem can in fact be reversed, but it will take time, a multifaceted approach, and the commitment from citizens to prioritize financial resources.

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DrugTakeBack

Don’t Let Your Prescription Drugs Fall Into the Wrong Hands

Often times those who are legitimately using prescription pain medications unwittingly open themselves up to a lot of possible danger.

Drug take-backs are a great way to rid yourself of unused or outdated meds and there's one coming up at the end of the month.

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Left to right: Goodman, Smith, Santamore
Left to right: Goodman, Smith, Santamore

Cocaine + Heroin Seized in Midcoast Maine

 

Three people face charges after drug agents take cocaine and heroin off the street in Midcoast Maine.

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