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Radio ad campaign promotes anti-meth legislation

Manufacturing Meth investigation

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A commercial hits the radio that talks about awareness about the meth problem and is being broadcast across the state.

It focuses on one tragic incident more than two years ago when a 20-month-old was killed by methamphetamine in Wayne County.

The commercial hopes to educate people about the dangers of methamphetamine while protecting innocent Kentuckians from the effects of this lethal drug.

"For 54 minutes, 20-month-old Kayden Branham burned from the inside out then he died," quoted from the PSA.

Kayden's parents were making methamphetamine in his bottle.

"One of the most horrific deaths any person can possibly imagine. When you think of a two-year-old going thru that, it's just heart wrenching," said Jackie Steele, the Commonwealth's Attorney in Laurel and Knox Counties.

The tragic incident is now pulling at the heart strings of Kentuckians across the bluegrass.

"The mobile home where he lived was a meth lab," quoted from the commercial.

"We have had some incidents even this year where a child was in the residence whenever meth was being cooked and we take a very strong, strict approach to that," said Gilbery Acciardo, who is with the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.

Some officials say the easiness of manufacturing methamphetamine is one of the reasons why they are unable to get it off the streets for good.

"Without pseudo those individuals would not have been cooking methamphetamine, and Kayden would still be here today," said Steele.

Officials across the state want Bill 512 to pass requiring a prescription to get over-the-counter medicine with pseudoephedrine with the main goal being to protect the innocent lives of Kentucky.

Police want to curb the problem by putting more and more meth users and manufacturers behind bars.

Last year, police shut down more than 1,000 meth labs in Kentucky in an effort to stop meth now.

Supporters are asking for donations to buy more radio commercials. If you want to donate visit www.realfactsaboutmeth.com.

100 percent of donations go to keep media on air to pass legislation to fight meth.


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