The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

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    A big part of my inspiration for The Drug Report was Beth Pearce's amazing film, VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: TRUE STORIES OF ECSTASY AND KETAMINE. The film simply lets the victims of drug tragedies tell their stories. It's real life, it's undeniable, and it's incredibly powerful. I'm sure Beth has saved many, many lives, and it is my hope that this blog will do so as well. To learn more about her film, go to Voice Of The Victims.

    FACTS ARE FACTS

    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

“I Undid Everything Good”

Posted by Childress on May 30, 2006

Barbara Dehl was once famous for her crusade against dating violence, a worthy cause if ever there was one.  She was spurred in the effort by the death of her daughter, who died in a car driven by her drunk boyfriend.  So this is the story of a good woman gone bad.

By her own admission, it was meth that caused the change:  "In a matter of a two-week period, I undid everything good in my life and I feel terrible about that," she said in an Idaho court, hoping for a lenient sentence in a case involving meth distribution, kidnapping and murder (she wasn't charged in the murder).

Dehl was sentenced to 15 years, more than double what was expected.  It's a complex story; here's a summary:

Friday's sentencing was the culmination of a seven-hour hearing that lasted two days and included detailed testimony from Dehl about her role in the kidnapping and violent interrogation of two teenagers suspected of a theft of jewelry, money and drugs that prosecutors now say Dehl fabricated.

During the interrogation, in which the teens were threatened with a gun and hacksaw, suspicion shifted to 22-year-old John Schmeichel, who [Dehl's boyfriend Larry] Hanslovan and Ronald Huntsman later picked up in Dehl's car before Huntsman fatally shot Schmeichel in the face while Hanslovan drove the car down Interstate 84.

Huntsman has been found guilty of first-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced in August. Hanslovan was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for selling drugs and for his role in the teens' kidnapping.

Dehl pled guilty to drug and kidnapping charges.  Read the entire account at The Idaho Statesman

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One Response to ““I Undid Everything Good””

  1. […] Laer, of Cheat-Seeking Missiles, took May off to work with his wife to help promote her campaign against illegal drug use.  One of the fruits of this labor is a new website called The Drug Report.  It's a compilation of drug-related news, with a lot of stories about people who serve as horrible examples.  Thus, the most recent story concerns a woman who completely destroyed her life using meth.  It's a good and important website, so I urge you both to check it out and to blogroll it. […]

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