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Fri June 2, 2006
Candidate for Governor Pushing Meth Issue
Laramie, Wy – Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins continues to attack Governor Dave Freudenthal's handling of Wyoming's methamphetamine problem.
Hunkins said in Casper Friday that Freudenthal has failed to boost numbers of state troopers to combat transportation of the drug.
But, it is the Republican controlled legislature that failed to pay for all the troopers Freudenthal asked for.
Hunkins also says Freudenthal has spent more than 35 million
dollars and three years addressing the state's meth problem. But
Hunkins says that while Freudenthal is making speeches about meth,
he's not doing anything to attack the crisis.
Freudenthal spokeswoman Lara Azar defends Freudenthal's speeches on Wyoming's meth problem. She says public discussion and awareness are important steps toward all other actions taken by the state and its communities.