If it seems like methamphetamine busts in the Houston area have become more frequent, that may be because this highly addictive substance is proliferating in and around the city.622x350

From 2009 to November 2014, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s seized more than 451,000 grams of meth in Houston. According to the Chronicle’s John Harden, that’s a “2,100 increase over the five-year period before, in which the DPS officials seized only 20,000 grams.”

That makes meth the top drug shipped from Mexico to Houston.

Take a look at this story for an interactive map detailing the entire greater Houston area’s highest concentrations of meth seizures. Above are the heaviest concentrations, in grams, of methamphetamine sales from January 2012 to November 2014 in Houston and its suburbs.












  1. KC says:

    Wow! That’s really a sharp increase. You would think that somewhere in chain of official command would be a weak leak allowing this stuff in(?) and/or are DIY labs or reconstitution labs more en vogue because liquid is easier to smuggle across the border? If the borders are secure, maybe it’s coming in from a different route (i.e., interstate not intercountry)?