Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Canadian Leaders Attack "Crystal Death"

From the Canadian Press:
Pressure is mounting on the Saskatchewan government to launch an action plan to deal with crystal methamphetamine.

Hundreds of mayors and councillors attending the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention backed a resolution Tuesday calling for more detox beds and an improvement in education and enforcement.

"There's been many deaths I know of,'' said Prince Albert Mayor Jim Stiglitz, adding that a 21-year-old man he knows has suffered two heart attacks because of the drug.

"In a matter of months, that person in your house doesn't resemble (their old self). It's a stranger in your house. Crystal death is what I call it.''

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