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Got Pipes? No More! San Diego Glass Pipe Campaign. California Prevention Collaborative Summit October 30, 2007 www.no2meth.org - www.publicstrategies.org. SESSION GOALS. Understand how environmental prevention strategies can be used for meth problems

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Got pipes no more san diego glass pipe campaign

Got Pipes? No More!San Diego Glass Pipe Campaign

California Prevention Collaborative Summit

October 30, 2007

www.no2meth.org - www.publicstrategies.org

San Diego Meth Strike Force & San Diego's Meth Prevention Intiative


Session goals

SESSION GOALS

  • Understand how environmental prevention strategies can be used for meth problems

  • Enable prevention practitioners to carry out a campaign against the sale of drug paraphernalia in their community.

  • Familiarize participants with state laws and policy options on drug paraphernalia sales, and how laws can be effectively enforced.

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Glass pipes

GLASS PIPES

  • Glass pipes sold in smoke shops, alcohol outlets and 99 Cent Stores

  • Most agree that selling pipes is irresponsible and sends the wrong message

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Before

BEFORE

  • BROAD AVAILABILITY

    • Glass pipes prominent in locations dispersed in community – even across the street from a youth day treatment center

  • NO ENFORCEMENT

    • Law enforcement frustrated: “the DA would never prosecute these cases”

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Before1

BEFORE

  • HISTORY

    • Southeast San Diego had history of organizing/shaming liquor stores that sold paraphernalia

    • Focus on youth access, not pipes

  • LAND USE

    • Of 18 cities in the County, several used one variation or another to attempt to limit the location of smoke shops

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Smoke shops in el cajon

Smoke Shops in El Cajon

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Got pipes no more san diego glass pipe campaign

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Youth exposure

YOUTH EXPOSURE

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Meth pipes

METH PIPES +++

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Got pipes no more san diego glass pipe campaign

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Health safety code 11364

HEALTH & SAFETY CODE 11364

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Health safety code 11364 5

HEALTH & SAFETY CODE 11364.5

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Illusions smoke shop

ILLUSIONS SMOKE SHOP

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Drug paraphernalia case law

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CASE LAW

  • A & B Cattle Company v. City of Escondido – 1987

    • 11364.7 in conflict with and overrides section 11364.5, an earlier regulatory provision

  • Posters ‘N’ Things Ltd. v. United States – 1994

    • Context Matters

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Drug paraphernalia ordinances

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ORDINANCES

City of Santee Drug/Tobacco Paraphernalia Ordinance

17.04.120: Definition of "tobacco paraphernalia business“

Table 17.14.030A: Limits such businesses to the Industrial Zone with a Major Conditional Use Permit.

17.14.030 Industrial use regulations.

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Drug paraphernalia ordinances1

City of National City – Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ORDINANCES

Licensing as Adult Business – Oceanside Ordinance

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El cajon 2005 smoke shop campaign

El Cajon 2005 Smoke Shop Campaign

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El cajon drug paraphernalia campaign

EL CAJON DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CAMPAIGN

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Conditional use permit c u p for tobacco drug paraphernalia

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (C.U.P.) FOR TOBACCO/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

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Organizing

ORGANIZING

  • Meth Strike Force a ready-vehicle for organizing

  • Tri-Chairs: DA, Public Safety, HHSA

  • 60+ agency membership across public health, safety, criminal justice and more

  • Leadership steps up when asked

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Organizing with a purpose

ORGANIZING WITH A PURPOSE

  • Recruiting Law Enforcement

    • San Diego County Sheriff

    • District Attorney

    • El Cajon & La Mesa PD

    • Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

    • ABC

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Organizing partner resources

ORGANIZING PARTNER RESOURCES

  • Treatment: Expert witness to testify about glass pipe use

  • Prevention: ID locations, plan for media

  • Law Enforcement: Present notices and enforce law

  • Prosecutor: Prosecute case

  • All: Make enforcement/prosecution visible to change norms among retailers and public

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Organizing for a purpose

ORGANIZING FOR A PURPOSE

  • Meth Prevention Initiative: part of prevention system with regional links

    • Tie in to locations, local agencies, residents

    • North Park / San Diego City Attorney in play

  • Campaign began in June 2006 once DA had agreed to prosecute cases, assigned lead prosecutor

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Campaign goals in motion

CAMPAIGN GOALS IN MOTION

  • Notification (October - November 2006)

    • Courtesy Cease & Desist

  • Enforcement (December - February 06/07)

    • Confiscation and Citation

  • Media Advocacy

    • Casting a Wider Net Throughout the Year

    • Print, Broadcast News, Radio, Op-Eds

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Notification

NOTIFICATION

  • Beginning in October 2006 law enforcement partners delivered courtesy notices to over 47 store owners to stop selling these products used to smoke illicit drugs.

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Notification1

NOTIFICATION

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District attorney sends message

DISTRICT ATTORNEY SENDS MESSAGE

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Confiscation

CONFISCATION

  • Undercover “buys” 30 days later show most stores to be in compliance

  • Confiscation of over 10,000 glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine or crack cocaine in December 2006

  • Bonanza at one store of 8000+ pipes.

  • Stores owners cited with misdemeanors

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The wider net of media advocacy

THE WIDER NET OF MEDIA ADVOCACY

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Multicultural community engagement

MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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Establishing trust with law enforcement

ESTABLISHING TRUST WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • Other regions joined the MPI-Law Enforcement Task Force

  • San Diego Sheriff’s Office with the San Diego City Attorney’s DART Team

  • By February 2007 over 14,000 glass pipes had been seized

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Campaign results

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

  • Pipes no longer sold

  • Prosecutor Cooperation

  • Law enforcement more willing to partner with prevention and media

  • Community members carry campaign forward

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Policy developments

POLICY DEVELOPMENTS

  • California State Attorney General clears confusion in State Health & Safety Code

  • Addition of Local Administrative Penalties

  • Maintaining Enforcement Activities

  • District Attorney & City Attorney Prosecution Consensus

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Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS

  • Environmental prevention strategies can be successfully applied to meth

  • This kind of campaign builds common ground between law enforcement, media and local residents

  • We can create communities where a “no meth use” message is supported

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