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Mon June 24, 2013
Despite law, meth still prevalent in southwest Michigan
Did a law aimed at reducing methamphetamine use in Michigan produce results?
In 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that curbed the amount of pseudoephedrine Michiganders can buy. An active ingredient in some cold and allergy medications, pseudoephedrine is also a critical component to meth production.
Here's a breakdown on the types of arrests for methamphetamines in Michigan in 2010:
But as MLive and the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, meth consumption and production in Michigan — especially in the southwest part of the state — hasn’t fallen as dramatically as legislators had hoped.
"The problem is bad as ever," said Capt. David Boysen of the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, a Kalamazoo County drug enforcement team based within the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette will be doing a series on meth in Michigan this week, examining everything from the road to recovery for meth addicts to policies being drafted by lawmakers now.
- Melanie Kruvelis, Michigan Radio Newsroom