Oglala Sioux man brings 'Death to Meth' event to California
Justes Wilson, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, says he left the Pine Ridge Reservation due to rampant methamphetamine use.

Wilson and his girlfriend Bonnie Lockhart organized the annual "Death to Meth" concert and rally on the reservation. But now that Wilson moved to California, he's going to host it there, with help from the Coyote Band of Pomo Indians, the Sherwood Valley Rancheria and his own tribe.

"Meth is crazy," Wilson tells The Ukiah Daily Journal of the situation at Pine Ridge. "Meth culture is a joke there. It's so bad people will joke about it. The people who won't use it will joke about it. Even old ladies aren't safe from it there. Their grandchildren are smokin' it in the next room, fumes are coming in and affecting them."

The event will take place at the Coyote Valley gym in Sherwood Valley on June 19. It will feature musical acts and an open mic where people who have been affected by meth can share their stories.

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Death to Meth event set for June 19 (The Ukiah Daily Journal 6/10)