RANDALL BENTON/rbenton@sacbee.com

Sitting in his Crescent City office, Del Norte District Attorney Jon Alexander recalls his past as a methamphetamine user in Orange County, with an arrest record. He cleaned up and became a north state defense lawyer and public defender. He won a 2010 DA election on the slogan "death to meth" and zealously battles the drug's dealers. A skeleton, left, is covered by an anti-meth T-shirt.

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