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Navajo Nation Council passes methamphetamine law

The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously on Friday to outlaw methamphetamine on the reservation.

The tribe has no law against the sale, possession or manufacture of the drug. The bill adds methamphetamine to the tribe's criminal code, punishable by up to a year in tribal jail and a $5,000 fine.

The dangerous drug has become a big problem on the reservation. Meth-related arrests have grown by 100 percent in the last five years.

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