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The situation: Massachusetts is consistently among the states with the
fewest methamphetamine users. In a recent federal survey on drug use and
health, Massachusetts past-year users of meth was just 0.1% of the population
There may be a problem looming for the Bay State. A Centers for Disease
Control survey found that 4.1% of seniors in the state's high schools had used
meth at least once.

-- Meth labs uncovered by law enforcement
Year              2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009    2010
Lab busts        3          5          5         6        2          2         1
(note: by way of contrast, Tennessee reported more than 2,000 lab busts in 2010)
Source: El Paso Intelligence Center

-- Drug Enforcement Administration meth seizures in Kentucky (amounts are listed in kilograms
1 Kg. = 2.2 Lbs.):
Year               2005    2006    2007    2008    2009    2010
Seizures        0.8        5.3       5.2      2.9      0.5       0.3
(Source: Drug Enforcement Administration)

-- Percentage of drug treatment admissions that are primarily for amphetamines (mainly methamphetamine). the U.S. average for 2010 is 6.3%:
Year              2005    2006    2007    2008    2009    2010
Meth pct.      0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.1%   0.1%   0.2%
(Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)











Percetage of high school students who have tried meth at least once
U.S. average         Mass.
9.1%
8.3%
2.8%
4.1%
Note: Among 12th graders in 2009:
U.S. avg. 4.1%, Mass. 3.9%
VIDEO:
Meth ingredients scattered around Holyoke