Our last blog talked about Meth and drug Crime in your neighbourhood, for this blog we want to talk to you about dealing with meth. No, that’s not Dealing Meth.
This is definitely not the blog for that. I’m talking about dealing with the fall out of the Meth epidemic, dealing with the consequences of family and friends falling victim to its insidious grasp, and dealing with the stigma that is attached with the meth user or the P cook or even a township.
Ngaruawahia is one such township that has fallen victim to meth. Not in the sense that the town is rife with users, not that there are innumerable P cooks (there were only 14 according to locals), but in the sense the township now has a stigma attached to it.
Yes, Ngaruawahia is the township that couldn’t deal with its Meth problem, so a local gang member did.
In our last blog we said that the Tribal Huks had done Ngaruawahia a favour by clearing out the Meth dealers and well, what a difference a few days makes.
SO, one person decided to act without the consent of the community.
That one person did not represent the best interests of the community.
And that one person did not act with the blessings of the community either.
The gang member (read: whole gang?) essentially acted as a Vigilante. The very definition of Vigilantism is “a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.”