Nevada First Lady Accepts $5,000 Check for Meth Prevention

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's Crystal Darkness methamphetamine
prevention campaign has gotten a $5,000 boost, with First Lady Dawn
Gibbons on hand for a donation from a Reno software developer.

Vere Software chief Todd Shipley, a former Reno police financial and computer crimes manager, contributed the money to the 10,000 Kids program in Henderson.

He also donated his company's WebCase software to Las Vegas police to use in Internet investigations.

Dawn Gibbons has called meth use a crisis in the state.

10,000 Kids director Trop Martinez says more than one in 10 high school students in Washoe and Clark counties have tried the drug.

Officials last year aired a 30-minute documentary - "Crystal Darkness: Meth's Deadly Assault on Nevada's Youth" - in the north and south parts of the state to try to raise awareness and generate tips to investigators dealing with the problem.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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