Authorities in WV Want to Aggressively Combat Meth Distribution
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 21, 2013 @ 3:07PM
Created on January 20, 2013 @ 9:40PM
There have been a number of meth-related arrests in our area since the beginning of the year, and now local law enforcement officers say they're cracking down on the problem.
After a meth bust last weekend in Lewis County, Sheriff Adam Gissy told 5 News that one of the main keys to solving the meth problem is to make sure that young people understand the consequences of using it and the damage it can cause.
"The manufacturing of meth is absolutely a problem, and we're aggressively trying to curtail that problem. We're hoping that we can get into the schools and basically tell them the consequences that one faces if they decide to go down that way of life with drug manufacturing or distribution."
Another way officers are cracking down is by tracking bulk purchases of the individual ingredients found in meth. Those purchases can trigger automatic home searches to make sure residents aren't trying to make a meth lab.
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