Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meth makers invade Amish territory in Ohio

The Amish communities in rural areas of Ohio's Holmes and Wayne counties, about 90 minutes south of Cleveland, are being invaded by methamphetamine manufacturers. "In March, authorities raided a rural home in Holmes County. . . seizing what officials called 'yet another methamphetamine lab'," John Caniglia of The Plain Dealer reports. The Amish are worried.

"I don't profess to be totally cognizant of what is going on, but from observation and following the police blotter, you can see that it is here," Paul Miller, director of the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, told Caniglia. Amish church leaders are meeting with law enforcement to learn more about the drug. In Millersburg, over 150 Amish men and women gathered for a meeting, Caniglia reports. Authorities say meth production can go "unnoticed in rural sheds and farm fields," making the Amish community an easy target. (Read more)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I believe meth is a big problem in Holmes County but I think we should focus our attention on a bigger problem that is arising concerning the leasing of farmlands for the purpose of oil and gas exploration and the process which is called fracturing.If this is allowed to happen, the land in holmes county will not be worth the shoe leather that stands on it. Not only is this happening in this county but is also taking place in this whole country and the rest of the world on a huge scale. If you think a gallon of gasoline is too high of a price to pay, then wait and see what you will be willing to pay for a gallon of Clean Clear Water..