State Police Giving Backpacks To Children From Meth Houses

The packs contain materials a child might need after leaving their home -- because nothing can be brought with them.

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ISP officers have assembled 275 backpack kits to be given to children of meth homes.

Indiana State Police are heading up a new initiative to provide backpacks of supplies and toys to kids who are taken away from homes where methamphetamine is being cooked. Sgt. Rich Myers says the 275 backpacks hold blankets and child size hazardous materials suits, along with personal hygiene items.

Myers says the initiative is important because when removing kids from meth houses, the children cannot take anything with them.

“Because of the possible contamination by all of the chemicals that are in the meth lab — just like somebody who smokes in the house,” he says.

Myers says most items inside such homes are contaminated. He says people can donate to the cause by contacting the ISP or the American Legion auxiliary.

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