A Rehabs.com campaign to prevent meth abuse features shocking before-and-after photos of meth users.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A new campaign against crystal meth shows the ravages of the drug on human faces. The "Horrors of Methamphetamines," launched by Rehabs.com, claims to show the physical self-destruction that the drug is capable of. Researchers admit the photos are shocking but they may not do much to deter drug abuse, according to a Huffington Post report. Locally, dangerous home-based meth operations have made headlines across the Lehigh Valley, including a fire scare in Lower Macungie in October. A suspected $3.5 million meth ring that included the Lehigh Valley was busted in November.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the oldest son of Eagles football coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose at Lehigh University in August.
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose but "the investigation isn't completely over," the Northampton County district attorney announced Thursday. District Attorney John M. Morganelli said investigators want to talk to the last two people who saw Garrett Reid, 29, alive and also find out who may have supplied him with illegal drugs. "I am confident that Reid's death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin," Morganelli said. Reid died on Aug. 5. At that time, Morganelli said, Reid was in possession of "a substantial amount of syringes and needles." A used syringe and spoon were also found, he said. The drug paraphernalia discovered in a Reebok gym bag in Reid's apartment …