Methamphetamine problem on the rise in Missoula

Posted: 27th February 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized
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MISSOULA – Local law enforcement say that there’s a meth problem in Missoula, and as the number of arrests rise – violence and property crime follow.

Missoula Drug Task Detective Eddy McLean says since 2007 the number of weapons seized tied to meth and drug crimes has steadily increased. He added that from 2012 to 2013 meth arrests have gone up 120% in Missoula .


Officials say most of it is Mexican drug cartel meth, while the rest is made in highly explosive clandestine meth labs.

We spoke with a former meth dealer and user who says that it’s difficult breaking away from the addiction and the violent world that comes with it.

“You just can’t walk away one day, there’s just to many things that can happen. People think that you disappeared because who knows turned or rolled over or you got nailed and now they want to know what’s going on. You can’t just up and say I’m done and expect to go back to some sort of normal life – you don’t.”

We’ll hear more from this man who told us all the dark details of his life with meth – along with what local law enforcement say they’re seeing in Missoula during Wednesday’s 10:00 News on the Montana Television Network.



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