Federal grant to help fight Oklahoma rural meth use

Friday, October 20th 2006, 9:16 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A state agency plans to use a more than $1 million federal grant to fight methamphetamine use in rural Oklahoma.

The grant to the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is from an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The state agency is considering using the money to start meth prevention programs in McCurtain, Beckham, McClain, Mayes and Washita counties. State officials say the counties are near state borders and are having trouble fighting meth that's imported from Mexico.