Apparently in Oklahoma desperate times really do call for desperate measures. Supposedly meth addiction in this state is leading users to what’s known as “cattle rustling” so that they can afford their next fix. What’s cattle rustling? Cattle rustling is just a nickname for stealing cattle. The officials are claiming that 75% of these cattle thieves are paying for their drugs with dirty cattle money.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was first hosted in 2000 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The federal agency continued to host the event through 2004. Since that time, local law enforcement continues to partner with other organizations to host local community prescription drug “Take-Back” events.
Narconon Arrowhead Public Information Director, Robert “Bobby” Newman, recently delivered a strong spotlight presentation on the issues of drug prevention and addiction in the state of Oklahoma. He was a guest spotlight presenter at the Coalition meeting held on Tuesday, February 17th, in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Due to an escalated prescription drug problem, The Oklahoma State Medical Association is backing legislation that will put a prescription monitoring program into action in Oklahoma. Dr. Todd Brockman, the President of this Association, expressed support for this proposal. He stated that the group understands the severity of the prescription drug abuse problem in the state. Governor Mary Fallin also expressed support for this particular program, admitting that Oklahoma has risen to the top of the nation in terms of prescription drug abuse.