Reimportation of drugs counterproductive

Steve Chapman Americans have often wondered what possible use there is for Canada. If not for ice hockey, Pamela Anderson and Moosehead beer, they could forget it even exists. In the old cartoon map depicting life after the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico was labeled “manufacturing.” The United States was “retail.” And Canada? “Parking.” […]

Juvenile crimes on rise in Curry County

By Jack King Record numbers of prisoners has been a problem for Curry County’s adult detention center for some time. County commissioners learned Tuesday that numbers are also up in the county’s juvenile detention center. The juvenile detention center’s capacity is 16, but Adult Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine said the facility held 20 juveniles […]

Republicans overdosing with drug bill

By Mona Charen When it comes to foreign policy, I sleep better at night knowing that Republicans control the White House and the Congress. But on health care, it has lately become difficult to imagine how things could be much worse with the Democrats in charge. When the Clinton administration attempted to move us down […]

God — not medicine — is greatest healer of all

By Judy Brandon The miracles of modern medicine are astonishing. Medical procedures and the latest drugs now cure severe conditions and zap infections that were once fatal. Although now it just seems to be standard procedure, it is all quite different. My mother related to me the story about the time her sister cut herself […]

Report: Inmate wanted to protect mother

By Darrell Todd Maurina Martin Smith told a jail officer he swallowed a packet of methamphetamine on Saturday night because he didn’t want his mother to find out on Mother’s Day that he had been arrested for drug possession. The Clovis man died early Sunday morning from complications related to the meth ingestion, officials said. […]

Suspects swallowing drugs commonplace

By Darrell Todd Maurina Swallowing methamphetamine to keep law enforcement from finding it is common, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. “We have that happen almost every time we come into a house where we are doing a raid,” Hatcher said. “If people think they can get it down before we notice, that’s what […]