meth http://michiganradio.org en Meth production targeted by Michigan lawmakers http://michiganradio.org/post/meth-production-targeted-michigan-lawmakers <p><br />LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are trying to curb methamphetamine use by making it harder for certain people to buy its main ingredients.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:44:00 +0000 The Associated Press 17903 at http://michiganradio.org Meth production targeted by Michigan lawmakers In this morning's headlines: Gay marriage, meth bills, Detroit pensions http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-gay-marriage-meth-bills-detroit-pensions <p><strong>Same sex marriage trial </strong></p><p>Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial this week in Detroit. The case involves a lesbian couple who want to get married so they can jointly adopt the special needs children they’re raising together.</p><p><strong>Bills to crack down on meth move forward</strong></p><p>"Legislation to stop the sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to people convicted of methamphetamine-related crimes is moving ahead in Lansing. The state Senate last week overwhelmingly approved bills to alert Michigan stores not to sell cold medicine containing the popular ingredients for meth production to criminals convicted of meth offenses," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Bankruptcy plan gives safety net for pensioners</strong></p><p>"[Detroit's] bankruptcy plan calls for cutting pensions for general city retirees by up to 30 percent. But this fund would give some of that money back to pensioners who fall close to the federal poverty line," Sarah Hulett reports.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:18:04 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16570 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Gay marriage, meth bills, Detroit pensions Former University of Michigan student speaks about overcoming her methamphetamine addiction http://michiganradio.org/post/former-university-michigan-student-speaks-about-overcoming-her-methamphetamine-addiction <p>Three of the five men linked to the biggest meth bust in Michigan have been sentenced to federal prison.</p><p>It began with a traffic stop in Paw Paw, which led police to discover more than 20 pounds of pure methamphetamine from the vehicle and from a pole barn in Van Buren County.</p><p>U.S. Homeland Security believes methamphetamine was being smuggled into the country in hidden compartments of vehicles and then sold in West Michigan.</p><p>And crime reports show that southwest Michigan counties top the state list for meth lab busts, while burns from explosions and spills from cooking meth are on the rise in Kalamazoo County, and meth cases crowd court dockets in southwest Michigan.</p><p>Jen Cervi founded the Collegiate Recovery Program while she was a student at the University of Michigan.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today she's a substance abuse coordinator at Michigan Ability Partners.</span></p><p>And Jen Cervi is a recovering meth addict. She has been sober since May 13, 2006.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:26:17 +0000 Stateside Staff 13536 at http://michiganradio.org Former University of Michigan student speaks about overcoming her methamphetamine addiction Stateside for Monday, July 15th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-july-15th-2013 <p>Democrats in the state House have introduced a package of bills that would add more state regulations to the process of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking.’ We spoke to a co-sponsor of the legislation on today's show.</p><p>And, as the use of meth makes headlines across the state, we talked to one woman about her recovery and what she's doing for other addicts.</p><p>And, it’s going to be a hot week for Michiganders. We took a look at what health concerns are related to the increased temperatures.</p><p>Also, we spoke with Gary Whelan of the State Department of Natural Resources about what is being done to keep the Great Lakes stocked with fish.</p><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he debate over expanding Medicaid in Michigan continues.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Snyder is still pushing for the state Senate to vote on the legislation. It would expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults in the state. The state House has already approved it.</span></p><p>Over the weekend, Mark Schauer waded into the debate.</p><p>Schauer – a Democrat – is running for Governor in 2014. He said on Saturday that he does not understand why Governor Snyder is not calling the Legislature into a special session.</p><p>Rick Pluta and Zoe Clark, Michigan Radio’s “It’s Just Politics” team, joined us today to answer Mark Shauer’s question.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:17:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 13543 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, July 15th, 2013 Meth production in Michigan changing http://michiganradio.org/post/meth-production-michigan-changing <p>More methamphetamine cooks in Michigan are turning to what&rsquo;s called the &ldquo;one-pot&rdquo; method, and they&rsquo;re no longer&nbsp;just&nbsp;producing the highly addictive drug only in remote, rural areas.</p><p>Michigan State Police Lieutenant Detective Tony Saucedo&nbsp;said the drug can be made in something as simple as a two-liter plastic bottle, but he&nbsp;said the residue is just as dangerous.</p><p>&quot;It creates chemical reactions, toxic&nbsp;fumes, it can cause fires,&quot; said Saucedo, who heads MSP&#39;s&nbsp;meth investigation team. &quot;You&rsquo;re dealing with acid and bases. So once they&rsquo;re done with their meth cook, now you have this hazardous waste.&rdquo;</p><p>Federal funding for meth cleanup was put on hold until the state completes a storage system for the waste.</p><p>Saucedo said Michigan spent more than $1 million&nbsp;on meth clean-up last year. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:43:17 +0000 Rina Miller 5331 at http://michiganradio.org Meth production in Michigan changing