August 10, 2004

Local PD asks, "Where are the stoners of yesteryear?"

Here's what's harshing the mellow of today's busy rural public defenders:

"(Doug) Whipple said the prevalence of methamphetamine has changed the complexion of cases as well. 'With marijuana cases, clients were much more mellow and cooperative,' Whipple said. 'With people on meth, it's a whole different ball game.' Methamphetamine users tend to feel invincible and be much less cooperative and more agitated, Whipple said, often making their defense more difficult and time consuming."

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