Title

Meth Action Council Research Project

Presenter Information

Holly Hankins

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The Meth Action Council Resource Project focused on the drug problems, with an emphasis on Methamphetamines, which affect Kittitas County. This data collection project was designed to gain a picture of the drug cases and trends in Kittitas County. Along with the Meth Action Team, the Kittitas County Community Network Coalition had a large hand in the research and data collection. The Meth Action team was formed in 1993 and their main goal has been the awareness and the prevention of the usage of Methamphetamines. The data was gathered using the Prosecutor’s files of felony drug cases. The focus was on identifying the trends from a time period of 2004 through 2011 and then looked at each drug individually. In addition, the drug cases were broken out by gender, age, county of residence, repeat offenders, and poly vs. single drugs involved in the cases. At the conclusion of this project, the evidence of Meth usage in Kittitas County shows a drastic decrease. Although it still holds the number 2 spot in popularity for drug usage, the instance at which Meth is being used is steadily declining.

Poster Number

17

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Reasons

Additional Mentoring Department

Law & Justice

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Meth Action Council Research Project

SURC Ballroom A

The Meth Action Council Resource Project focused on the drug problems, with an emphasis on Methamphetamines, which affect Kittitas County. This data collection project was designed to gain a picture of the drug cases and trends in Kittitas County. Along with the Meth Action Team, the Kittitas County Community Network Coalition had a large hand in the research and data collection. The Meth Action team was formed in 1993 and their main goal has been the awareness and the prevention of the usage of Methamphetamines. The data was gathered using the Prosecutor’s files of felony drug cases. The focus was on identifying the trends from a time period of 2004 through 2011 and then looked at each drug individually. In addition, the drug cases were broken out by gender, age, county of residence, repeat offenders, and poly vs. single drugs involved in the cases. At the conclusion of this project, the evidence of Meth usage in Kittitas County shows a drastic decrease. Although it still holds the number 2 spot in popularity for drug usage, the instance at which Meth is being used is steadily declining.