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Colorado Springs man works to curb meth use

By Rana Novini, Anchor/Reporter, r.novini@krdo.com
Published On: Nov 15 2013 07:09:39 PM CST

Not even once.

Three words that pack a powerful punch for KT Leonard, the Southern Colorado representative for the Colorado Meth Project.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Not even once.

Three words that pack a powerful punch for KT Leonard, the Southern Colorado representative for the Colorado Meth Project.

Meth has affected Leonard's life adversely in many ways.  It's the reason he's a single father and the reason his brother was murdered.

"The meth world is full of destruction and death," Leonard told KRDO NewsChannel 13.  "It's easy to get into it.  It's much harder to get out of it."

On Wednesday, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office found a man's body and a meth lab at a home in Monument.  Investigators spent two days taking out dangerous chemicals.  The man has not yet been identified.  The sheriff's office says there are no signs of foul play or trauma.

"It makes me said," Leonard said of the man's death.  "He probably didn't get the information that he needed."

Leonard works to give people that information.  He gives presentations at various events and schools, hoping his story will impact others in a positive way.  

"If you've never done it, don't ever do it.  Don't even do it once," he said.  "If you've done it, stop.  Never again.  Not even one more time, because it's a terrible cliff.  You either stop, die or you go to prison, and most of the time prison doesn't stop it."

To learn more about the Colorado Meth Project, visit its website.

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