Methamphetamine

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

With more people dying from drug overdose in Indiana than car accidents, school administrators are clamoring for ways to help their students avoid the temptation of drugs.

The Indianapolis-based nonprofit Operation Lifeline has started an outreach program to fill that need.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Leigh DeNoon was on hand for one of the group’s recent presentations, and has this report.

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Both the Indiana House and the Senate overwhelmingly approved bills that would block someone convicted of a drug crime from buying certain cold medicines without a prescription. 

The legislation restricts access to pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the most common recipe for methamphetamine.

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While Indiana lawmakers are considering different ways to reduce production of methamphetamine, police officers across the state are doing what they can to get the producers of the highly addictive drug off the streets.

To better understand the problem of policing meth, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Leigh DeNoon takes us on a ride along with an Indiana State Police meth suppression team.