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Talk to your teens about how meth can hurt them or risk find­ing out the hard way.

Last week, po­lice raided houses in Lin­den as part of a four-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged sup­ply and dis­tri­bu­tion of meth by mem­bers of the Porirua Mon­grel Mob.

Po­lice claimed one place un­der sur­veil­lance had hun­dreds of vis­its from sus­pected cus­tomers.

This drug’s abil­ity to de­velop a few cu­ri­ous puffs into an ad­dic­tion can catch all sorts of peo­ple in all sorts of places off guard.

The day af­ter the meth raids, po­lice an­nounced a na­tion­wide plan to boost their numbers, which in­cluded the ad­di­tion of 62 more con­sta­bles for the Welling­ton dis­trict.

It is likely some will be added to ranks in the Porirua Basin.

That’s good news, what with the re­cent clos­ing or cut­ting down of open hours at some po­lice sta­tions.

But the law will need help from within com­mu­ni­ties to stop things go­ing from bad to worse for the next gen­er­a­tion.

- Jared Ni­coll, Se­nior Re­porter Kapi-Mana News

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