U.S. drug official lauds Utah's meth efforts


By James Thalman
Deseret Morning News
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The day after his boss proposed funding to help Mexico shut off the supply of methamphetamine to the United States, deputy U.S. drug czar Scott Burns was in Salt Lake City to praise a new advertising campaign to help reduce local demand for the drug.

"Much has been done, and there's a lot left to do on the supply side of the drug trade," Burns told the Deseret Morning News. "But the demand side comes down to individuals making choices. That is the key to thwarting the illegal drug trade."

Mexico is the source of the most of the marijuana and meth consumed in Utah and across the nation, said Burns, a former Iron County attorney.

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