Provincial police say the number of people using and selling crystal meth in the northwestern Ontario has spiked in the past year.

In 2015, officers seized one gram of the drug. So far this year, more than 380 grams have been seized.hi-crystal-meth

Kenora and Rainy River districts are seeing a surge in the usage, according to Detective Staff Sergeant Chad Culbert, with the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

“It has been a growing drug across the province and the nation for several years,” Cuthbert said, “unfortunately, finally it’s come this way, and people have tried it, and one use and you can be addicted to it.”

No methamphetamine labs have been found in the region, but police say they are ready to bring in a specialized team if they are discovered,

The drug itself is a chemical composition, making it very dangerous to manufacture, Cuthbert said.

 

 

 

 

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