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Officials praise Navajo methamphetamine law

Tribal officials are praising the passage of the Navajo Nation's new methamphetamine law.

The Navajo Nation Council voted 64-0 last week to approve the measure. It criminalizes the sale, possession and manufacture of the drug.

Hope MacDonald-LoneTree, sponsor of the bill, said 40 to 90 percent of the violent crime on the reservation is related to methamphetamine. "We've seen users as young as 9 years old using meth," she told The New York Times.

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