U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, wants to bring the Meth Project to the Keystone State.
It’s not what it sounds like. Welcoming the project means targeting methamphetamine use for elimination. The national organization can be found in several states as a means of reducing the presence of the drug. Casey wants to get Pennsylvania in on the action.
“In 2009, thirty-nine meth labs were discovered in Pennsylvania,” Casey wrote in his letter to the Meth Project.
“By 2010, that number rose to sixty-five and in June 2011, officials had identified fifty-six labs, setting the State on a pace to surpass the previous year. I respectfully request an analysis of the meth crisis among youth in Pennsylvania to understand how the Meth Project might both supplement and support existing state efforts.”
The project uses self-described hard-hitting advertisements to convey the risks and consequences of meth use. It launched in Montana in 2005.