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Old 09-22-2008, 01:18 AM
 
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The ephedrine they use is harshly regulated , but where there's a will there's a way . They have a new method now , and it's mainly the mexican gangs producing it now . If they're breaking down their task forces then it just proves my point . They just don't care . Meth users consitute about 3/4 of the identity theft and credit card fraud in western washington . Tell me that doesn't seem like a big problem . And the reason for the decrease in meth lab busts isn't less meth labs . It's just smarter criminals .
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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There is worse areas up north in Washington, around Mt. Baker.



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Old 03-17-2009, 02:17 AM
 
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" If you're living in a normal middle-class area, it won't effect you."

You are so wrong, my friend. It's still there, just less visible. As someone who has lost a few friends to meth, let me tell you they lived in some of the best neighborhoods. It can be very tempting to a driven person, trying to get ahead in his/her career to do meth and work solid for 36 hours, pouring out a lot of work. Of course, after time, the work won't be so good. And the mood swings can be hard for your coworkers and bosses to deal with. Each of my friends who died had had mid six-figure careers, beautiful homes and they each lost it all. I've also heard of people who have heard it will help them lose weight. And that's true, it will. My friend Mike went from about 220 pounds to about 115 before he died. But remember it's incredibly addictive. None of my friends were able to kick it and they tried very hard. They said in their Meth annonymous meetings it was rare to find anyone who had six months sobriety.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Meth is national and has little to do with any one state, there are counties in Washington state that are abundant in rural geography, deep woods, high hills, and low population numbers. All these attributes are nescessary for the clandestine "cooking" of Meth, but it is cooked in Motels as well. Tacoma has a long history of crime and violence, it started as a mill town, it grew into a huge metropolis stretching for miles down the I5 corridor. Like all growing towns it has had it's share of pains. The neighborhoods have grown along class lines like all US cities, Tacoma has it's share of good ones but the bad ones are really bad. As the economy goes down I know these areas of bad housing and gangland hero's will spread, driving out the good folks and creating slum conditions far and wide. Come out to the coast with your eyes open and you'll be alright, it always going to be about good and bad areas and whether you can afford to be where the police are punctual and treat you with respect.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Having grown up in Missouri, I'm confident the problem isn't as bad as I'm used to.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Really about half the people living in Pierce county should be arrested LOL
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Puyallup, WA
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If you google Pierce County meth you will get to a link to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department > Meth Lab Cleanup (http://www.tpchd.org/page.php?id=185 - broken link) which gives you a link for a list of Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties. -JJ
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