Program diverts woman from prison — and meth

PORT ANGELES — Sometimes you’ve got to put in more than years to become a grownup. Kashine Meyer has done the time and then some.

Meyer, 28, started taking methamphetamine six years ago as a casual user. The powerful stimulant gave her energy, she said.

“It helped me clean the house,” she said.

“You have the energy to go places, the energy to do things.

“You feel like you’re invincible.”

But when her stepfather died three years ago, grief led her to take the drug more often until she was addicted.

“Losing him, I thought I’d lost the whole world,” she said. “He raised me from when I was 8.”

Meyer had meth in her possession when Sequim police pulled over the car in which she was riding.

Her friend had an outstanding warrant, so officers searched the car and found the drugs.

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