Crime follows meth into the neighborhood

Federal DEA agents on Sept. 16-17 arrested 175 people and
confiscated more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine
in one of the largest investigations this year.

Such large-scale stings are welcome news to those
battling the meth epidemic. However, legions of meth users
committing petty crimes to feed their habit constitute a
major problem of their own. Recent examples:
  • Colorado auto theft ring of suspected meth users
  • Hawaiian postal worker and meth user jailed for
    stealing mail for identity theft

  • Meth addicts steal tools and materials from
    building sites in several states
  • At least seven counterfeiters were jailed in Idaho --
    many of the bogus bills went to buy meth.
  • Texas authorities identify a forgery ring also linked to meth.

National report on crimes by meth addicts

Idaho sheriff talks about meth crimes

One region links crime "almost always" to meth


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