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Crow Chairman: 'We have a meth epidemic'

The Crow Tribe of Montana is suffering from a methamphetamine "epidemic," Chairman Carl Venne says.

At least six young people on the reservation have died from meth use and meth-related incidents are on the rise. Venne lost his only son in a meth-related accident three years ago.

"We have a meth epidemic on our reservation," Venne told The Billings Gazette. "I felt like I had to make a decision to stand up and talk about it and fight the use."

Venne has joined the advisory council for the Montana Meth Project in hopes of bringing all communities together to combat meth in the state.

Get the Story:
Tribal leader joins fight against meth (The Billings Gazette 10/26)

Relevant Links:
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