Report: Meth Use and Distribution on the Rise in New Jersey

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released a new report that shows a rise in meth distribution and use in New Jersey.

In August 2018, the DEA Intelligence Program, in conjunction with the New York and New Jersey High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program and the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center’s Drug Monitoring Initiative, assessed the methamphetamine drug threat in New Jersey and found the threat continues to grow in the state.

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The results of the program show that state law enforcement trends show an evolving methamphetamine threat concentrated in the South Jersey area.

The vast majority of meth distributed in New Jersey originates in Mexico and has a very high purity level.

Officials say that one of the main factors that contribute to its increased use is the low price to purchase it.

They added that DEA and law enforcement will continue to fight against those who put this drug in the streets of our communities.

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