Meth - Continued
In a previous posting, I spoke about the changing face of meth production.
A recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article reports that a 14-year-old Fond du Lac, Wisconsin student stole medication from her younger siblings to sell at her high school. The drug Adderall is used to treat ADD (attention deficient disorder) in kids. We know that drugs like Adderall are now also being used to make meth. Parents and care providers should be vigilant about the security of these drugs. Schools and day care facilities should keep these medications locked and closely monitored. Parents should make sure that kids don't have access to the medication.
This trend is not new. I recall reported incidents 10 years ago where men deliberately dated and moved in with women with children who were taking ADD medication to steal it. There have also been cases where parents got prescriptions for their kids to have access to the prescription medication to manufacture meth or sell the drug.
Our investigators rely on professionals in the health care and school systems to alert us to any potential abuse of the prescription drugs used.
If you have concerns about potential abuse of prescription medications, you can contact Sergeant Roger Schroeder at 507-663-9322. Sergeant Schroeder supervises our drug task force. If you would be interested in an educational presentation to your group or employees about this or other topics, you can call Sergeant Schroeder or Officer Jody Spinner at 507-645-4477.