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Crystal Meth Becoming Region’s Next Epidemic

December 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Acccording to local law enforcement, crystal meth may be the next wave of the region’s drug epidemic. The resurgence of methamphetamine in recent years has largely been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. However as opioids become harder to get people have typically turned to meth, which is inexpensive and readily available. In recent years, the DEA has found, nationwide, fewer domestic meth labs and more meth being smuggled in from other countries south of the border. In Western Maryland police are now seeing a resurgence of meth use and production. During a recent discussion on the problems that have been created by heroin and fentanyl in Allegany County- C3I Supervisor Jon Dudiak warned that crystal meth could be even worse…