The White House drug czar announced a public service ad campaign this week aimed at discouraging meth use among Indians. It’s getting bipartisan support from Oklahoma congressmen. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, praised it yesterday.
Here is a comment from U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, whose district includes many tribal members:
“As an elected official who has fought meth both through legislation and by bringing law enforcement funding back to eastern Oklahoma, I am pleased to see this announcement by the administration. We must use every tool available to us to fight meth, and raising awareness about its impact on Indian Country is definitely a part of that effort.”