Region Highest in U.S. for Meth Use
Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. Those are the states with the highest incidence of Methamphetamine in the country. That's the word from Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton, who tells WBCK that very often, the fight continues in the background of the community, without much notice.
In recent years, Meth production and addiction has risen because of easy access to materials used to produce the man-made drug. This is why certain cold medicines require an ID to purchase at drug stores now, since they contain ingredients needed to make Meth.
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department Detective Bryan Gandy tells The Richard Piet Show those bent on making Meth have found some ways around it. As well, both Saxton and Gandy say the addiction rate is extremely high with Meth, and only a small percentage of those who are addicted can kick it.
Hear how they're handling it by clicking the player below.