Tennessee: Meth makes comeback

Tennessee: Meth makes comeback

There are 64 comments on the Chattanooga Times Free Press story from May 7, 2009, titled Tennessee: Meth makes comeback. In it, Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that:

Staff Photo by Brett Clark Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock stands among materials removed from one of the largest Methamphetamine Labs found to date in Southeast Tennessee Friday.

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Wanting 2 move

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#1 May 12, 2009
Our Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcok suppots the making, selling, and using of drugs. This is where the city makes their money from. He approved drug pamphlets listing alot of ingredients use to make meth to our children at school.Teachers were giving test to make sure the kids understood what the ingredients were. These pamphlets also had pictures of a meth lab being broke down. They told what was needed to build a lab. They may not of told everything need to make meth, but if a child put those listed ingredients together then sat it on a burner he/she could blow up. I wasn't very hapy seeing this taught to my child, but yet I was the only one whom said anything. Drugs are these peoples way of life, I would have to assume.
DLTN

Pikeville, TN

#2 May 12, 2009
Knowledge is power. You can google on how to make any drug. Does that mean they support drugs? Those pamphlets are provided by the Southeast Meth Task Force to all Sheriff agencies for distribution. The purpose is to make people aware of what's needed, the process so that if your kids walks into a friends house and sees a meth lab maybe he will leave and not get "blown up" as you put it.

But your probably right. The best thing to do is ignore everything and turn our heads.
flooding waters

Chattanooga, TN

#3 May 12, 2009
Wanting 2 move wrote:
Our Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcok suppots the making, selling, and using of drugs. This is where the city makes their money from. He approved drug pamphlets listing alot of ingredients use to make meth to our children at school.Teachers were giving test to make sure the kids understood what the ingredients were. These pamphlets also had pictures of a meth lab being broke down. They told what was needed to build a lab. They may not of told everything need to make meth, but if a child put those listed ingredients together then sat it on a burner he/she could blow up. I wasn't very hapy seeing this taught to my child, but yet I was the only one whom said anything. Drugs are these peoples way of life, I would have to assume.
idk what rock you've been living under but the sheriff's dept has been doing this for years. i graduated 3 yrs ago and i can remember they had been doing it for a while when i was in school. and just so you know it's not just pamphlets anymore. they have a neat lil slide show to go with it. i guess for those who cant read so they can learn how to make it with pictures :-) lol.
ughhhhhhhhhhh

Dunlap, TN

#4 May 12, 2009
Waht are you people smoking. These are tools to show the children what to stay away from. What it will do to your brain. This is prevention material and the Sheriff is not doing anything wrong in trying to keep up awareness of the problem that exist in this area and in the state. He and his men work hard to take this stuff out of Sequatchie Co. The knowledge the students gain may help them make a decision to call in something they see and break another lab down. If they dont know what it is they would not know to stay clear and call law enforcement.
Are You Stupid

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#5 May 12, 2009
ughhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
Waht are you people smoking. These are tools to show the children what to stay away from. What it will do to your brain. This is prevention material and the Sheriff is not doing anything wrong in trying to keep up awareness of the problem that exist in this area and in the state. He and his men work hard to take this stuff out of Sequatchie Co. The knowledge the students gain may help them make a decision to call in something they see and break another lab down. If they dont know what it is they would not know to stay clear and call law enforcement.
There are alot of things that can be taught to our children. I agree that the pamplets are over board and not factual. Yes, labs blow up and homes sometimes burn, but not always. Do you really think that all people that use/used meth pick their skin and have sores/scars. This is something that is assumed, but not true. Please if you want to talk about Meth in Sequatchie County know what your are talking about. Ronnie Hitchcock supports domestic violence not Meth.
Misty Keener

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#6 May 12, 2009
Are You Stupid wrote:
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There are alot of things that can be taught to our children. I agree that the pamplets are over board and not factual. Yes, labs blow up and homes sometimes burn, but not always. Do you really think that all people that use/used meth pick their skin and have sores/scars. This is something that is assumed, but not true. Please if you want to talk about Meth in Sequatchie County know what your are talking about. Ronnie Hitchcock supports domestic violence not Meth.
That would be domestic violence against women. From my experience his wife is also in support, due to her threating me; by saying "Do I need to call the sheriff?" when I asked her why I was arrested.
herman newman

Chattanooga, TN

#7 May 12, 2009
Misty Keener are you in trouble with the law, after you talked to me like you did you should be ashamed.
Misty Keener

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#8 May 12, 2009
See if you knew Herman you would know me..........
Caring

Pikeville, TN

#9 May 15, 2009
herman newman wrote:
Misty Keener are you in trouble with the law, after you talked to me like you did you should be ashamed.
I don't know who you are but I do know you should be ashamed of yourself.Herman is a sweet guy who would never talk to a woman the way you talk to Misty.All of us ought to find out who you are and neuter you real s l o w....Did your mom drop you on your head when you were a baby?I'm sure she is sorry.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Istanbul, Turkey

#10 May 15, 2009
Misty Keener wrote:
See if you knew Herman you would know me..........
Howdy.
Amy

Rossville, GA

#11 May 15, 2009
Misty Keener wrote:
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That would be domestic violence against women. From my experience his wife is also in support, due to her threating me; by saying "Do I need to call the sheriff?" when I asked her why I was arrested.
Do you want to share with us why you were arrested???
Are You

Sevierville, TN

#12 May 15, 2009
Are You Stupid wrote:
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There are alot of things that can be taught to our children. I agree that the pamplets are over board and not factual. Yes, labs blow up and homes sometimes burn, but not always. Do you really think that all people that use/used meth pick their skin and have sores/scars. This is something that is assumed, but not true. Please if you want to talk about Meth in Sequatchie County know what your are talking about. Ronnie Hitchcock supports domestic violence not Meth.
People who use meth do pick their skin, have scratch marks on their arms, and do have sores.
People who use drugs in general (not only meth) also usually look about 20 years older than they are. The pamplets are full of facts. Just because YOU choose not to believe it doesn't make it non factual.
mom of 5

New London, NC

#13 May 15, 2009
i understand educating the kids on the dangers of drugs. and i do understand that the sheriff is trying to educate them so that they may recognize a lab if they were to walk in on one. however i do think that giving them a recipe for meth is walking a dangerous line. but when you weigh the bad with the good, i believe the sheriff is doing the right thing. eventually our children will find out about meth and i would rather my kids have the facts be taught to them than have the information come from a drug dealer. its a sad situation either way you look at it but the drug problem here is not the sheriffs fault. he has been busting his butt since he got elected to rid our county of it.
Misty Keener

Bothell, WA

#14 May 15, 2009
Amy wrote:
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Do you want to share with us why you were arrested???
Sure, I called 911 to have someone removed from my home. That person claimed that I ran him over and I was arrested. It was also dismissed when I went court and removed from my record. I have been in contact with my arresting officer recently for personal reasons and my arrest was made a little more clearer to me, but it's in the past. If you read the local paper it supplies you with this type of information, but I refuse to buy it. I read them after someone else has bought it otherwise I do not read it.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#15 May 16, 2009
mom of 5 wrote:
i understand educating the kids on the dangers of drugs. and i do understand that the sheriff is trying to educate them so that they may recognize a lab if they were to walk in on one. however i do think that giving them a recipe for meth is walking a dangerous line. but when you weigh the bad with the good, i believe the sheriff is doing the right thing. eventually our children will find out about meth and i would rather my kids have the facts be taught to them than have the information come from a drug dealer. its a sad situation either way you look at it but the drug problem here is not the sheriffs fault. he has been busting his butt since he got elected to rid our county of it.
The only people who are going to have problems with schools teaching the kids about drugs are the drug addicts/dealers themselves.
The kids are also encouraged to tell on their parents who do drugs in other states.

“S Florida & Gainesboro, TN”

Since: Jun 07

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#16 May 16, 2009
Rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>The only people who are going to have problems with schools teaching the kids about drugs are the drug addicts/dealers themselves.
The kids are also encouraged to tell on their parents who do drugs in other states.
I would have to believe they are letting the kids know what they are looking at if mommy and daddy are cooking it up to. I don't believe they are giving them the recipe.
runnin on expire tags

Pikeville, TN

#17 May 16, 2009
the sequatchie county sheriff department and 3/4 of the people who work there are about harassing people. how ever that is how they get off. its a power thing that goes to their heads. and as far a money thing maybe the detective needs to buy his tag been expired since sept of 2008 check that out.but i guess that fine cause he is a cop
answered

Pikeville, TN

#18 May 16, 2009
Misty Keener wrote:
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Sure, I called 911 to have someone removed from my home. That person claimed that I ran him over and I was arrested. It was also dismissed when I went court and removed from my record. I have been in contact with my arresting officer recently for personal reasons and my arrest was made a little more clearer to me, but it's in the past. If you read the local paper it supplies you with this type of information, but I refuse to buy it. I read them after someone else has bought it otherwise I do not read it.
I knew Misty when this occurrence happened, and I was in shock! It was common knowledge that this person asked to be removed from her home was known to beat up women! She also had to eventually file a restraining order against him. How sad :(
mr meth

Brooklyn, NY

#19 May 16, 2009
when did it ever leave?

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Seattle, WA

#20 May 17, 2009
SparkyJT wrote:
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I would have to believe they are letting the kids know what they are looking at if mommy and daddy are cooking it up to. I don't believe they are giving them the recipe.
One of my big brothers just got out of prison a few months ago for cooking the crap up plus selling pot.
He sent me a picture of himself, I printed it off and showed my mother. It shocked her, at 51 years of age he looks about ninety with no teeth, eyes shrunked in.

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