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Salem-News.com (Jul-10-2014 07:38)

Oregon Grandmother Sentenced After Toddler Drank Meth Laced Tea

The young child is home and is going fine after the incident. Toddler

(RIVERSIDE, Calif. ) - Cynthia Ann Watson A grandmother whose 2-year-old granddaughter drank methamphetamine laced tea has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 51-year-old Cynthia Ann Watson entered the pleas Tuesday in a Riverside County court. She was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days in a work-release program.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2014 19:09)

Man Killed in Northeast Salem Stabbing

Video by Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon Stabbing Salem-News.com was the first on the scene and to report that Salem Police were investigating a fatal stabbing in the 4700 block of Niles Ave NE Thursday afternoon.

One witness tells Salem-News.com that Salem police officers and Salem firefighters tried valiantly to safe the victim by performing CPR and rendering other medical aid, but they were not successful.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 21:05)

Oregon Grandmother in Jail After Toddler Drinks Meth Laced Tea

The child is back home with family and expected to make a full recovery.

(GARNER VALLEY, Calif. ) - Cynthia Watson An Oregon grandmother who authorities said made a cup of methamphetamine-laced tea while visiting family in California is facing a felony child endangerment charge after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank the concoction and was hospitalized.

51-year-old Cynthia Watson, of the Portland area, was charged on Monday with felony child endangerment and possession of methamphetamine, and was due in court on Wednesday, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Alberto Martinez said.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 16:55)

California and Illinois Sue Pharma for Opioid Epidemic

Why are the other 48 states so reluctant to follow their lead?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - oxycontin abuse For the past 12 years I have been exposing Purdue Pharma for criminally marketing their highly addictive opioid, OxyContin to the medical profession and patients through their physician spokespersons and funded pain foundations.

I have long written for Salem-News.com on the individuals responsible for the epidemic of opioids/heroin in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 06:45)

Large Amounts of Meth and Herion Seized in Polk County

During the investigation, police seized nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine and over 2 ounces of heroin.

(DALLAS, Ore. ) - Meth and Money The Polk County Inter-Agency Narcotics Team on Thursday, completed several drug investigations that began earlier this month.

And one thing was consistent between all of them, large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin where being distributed throughout the non-incorporated parts of Polk County and also in the cities of West Salem, Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and Grand Ronde.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 21:35)

Report Says U.S. Marijuana Use, Treatment on the Rise

It was still too early to understand the impact of recent legalization moves in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado and the South American country of Uruguay.

(NEW YORK) - marijuana plants More Americans are consuming cannabis as their perception of the health risks declines, the U.N. drugs agency said on Thursday, suggesting liberalization may further increase its use among the young.

In a finding that could feed into an international debate on the decriminalization of marijuana, it said more people around the world, including in North America, were seeking treatment for cannabis-related disorders.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 03:22)

The States of California and Illinois are Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid Epidemic

Why is the Attorney General's office in Pennsylvania disinterested?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Gene DiGirolamo Representative Gene DiGirolamo of Pennsylvania was quoted as saying about the prescription opioid/heroin problem in his state "People are dying all over the state of Pennsylvania -- it is a big problem and is absolutely epidemic in Pennsylvania."

His comments were made at a Hearing of the House Human Services Committee. Following is the YouTube video of Congressman DiGirolamo acknowledging the problem in Pennsylvania in the video entitled "Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic in Pennsylvania."

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Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 09:56)

California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find Cocaine

Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

(MEDFORD, Ore. ) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford led to the arrest of a West Sacramento, California man after he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop, with the assistance of a Medford Police Department drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the pickup.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2014 15:30)

Salem Man Holds Wife at Gunpoint Overnight; Meth Use Could Be to Blame

Deputies arrested the suspect while in possession of meth, paraphernalia, and .22 caliber handgun.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Alvaro Esquivel-Quiroz Marion County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Salem man who allegedly held his wife of nine years at gunpoint through the night.

Sergeant Chris Baldridge says on Tuesday, deputies went to a home located on 47th Ave SE in Salem. During the investigation, the wife said after the suspect came home from work, accused the victim of conspiring with neighbors and installing listening devices in the walls of the home

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 08:58)

Want to Quit Smoking? Try Texting

More than 75,000 people in the United States have enrolled in the Text2Quit program through quit lines and enrollment is on the rise. Study Finds Texting May Help You Quit Smoking

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - More than 11 percent of smokers who used a text- messaging program to help them quit did so and remained smoke free at the end of a six- month study as compared to just 5 percent of controls, according to a new report by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

“Text messages seem to give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused on quitting,” says Lorien C. Abroms, ScD, MA, an associate professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute and the lead author of the study.

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