Media Advisory - Perth County Task Force on Crystal Meth Methamphetamine Summit, 2008

    STRATFORD, ON, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in
partnership with the Perth County Task Force on Crystal Meth will be hosting a
news conference in conjunction with its 2008 Methamphetamine Summit. Topics to
be covered at the news conference include clandestine drug laboratory and
chemical diversion trends in Canada, impact of methamphetamine on the
community; and the successes of the Perth County Task Force.

        Date:             Tuesday, October 7, 2008
        Time:             0830 hrs (8:30 a.m.)
        Location:         Stratford Rotary Complex (Peter Mansbridge Room)
                          353 McCarthy Road
                          Stratford, Ontario

    Scheduled speakers:   John Wilkinson - MPP Perth - Wellington

                          Dan Mathieson - Mayor of Stratford

                          Sgt. Brent Hill - NCO i/c Chemical Diversion Unit

    Increasing illicit production of methamphetamine and ecstasy by organized
crime groups challenges our communities with a unique set of problems that
other illegal drugs have never before presented. These drugs are recurrently
produced in makeshift toxic laboratories in our neighbourhoods and pose a
serious threat to both emergency responders and public safety. Regrettably,
these risks also have a profound effect on those who are the most innocent,
drug endangered children.
    Recognizing this threat, the Perth County Task Force on Crystal
Methamphetamine was formed. Over the past five years, the successes have been
far reaching. The Methamphetamine Summit will outline many of these successes
as well as outline the most recent move toward developing protocols to address
Drug Endangered Children. These protocols will be a first in Canada.

    Editors/Producers Note: A complete meth lab (non-functioning) will be on
    display and the press will have access. RCMP subject matter experts will
    be available for one on one interviews.

For further information:

For further information: Cpl. Heather Dickinson, Drugs and Organized
Crime Awareness Coordinator, (905) 876-9674 - Office, (416) 571-1307 - Mobile

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