Crime preven­tion ad­vice for the week:

Waihi Leader - - News -

It’s no se­cret that metham­phetamine and other il­le­gal drugs in­flict great harm on our com­mu­ni­ties. Waihi is no ex­cep­tion.

Peo­ple un­der the in­flu­ence of meth and other il­le­gal drugs are driven by the need for money to sus­tain their ad­dic­tions there­fore they com­mit crime.

Meth de­stroys lives, ru­ins fam­i­lies, threat­ens the safety and well­be­ing of com­mu­ni­ties and is of­ten a ma­jor con­tribut­ing fac­tor in se­ri­ous crime. Po­lice will do ev­ery­thing we can to re­duce the harm metham­phetamine causes and en­sure those who make and sell it are brought to jus­tice and don't profit from their trade in mis­ery.

Po­lice will also get help for users by mak­ing re­fer­rals to ad­dic­tions ser­vices. As a com­mu­nity you can as­sist po­lice in tack­ling the metham­phetamine men­ace in our com­mu­nity by re­port­ing any of­fend­ing to po­lice.

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