After years of declines, meth use in east central Illinois jumped last year. The state registered the fifth-most methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests in the country in 2012. That’s as meth use continues to drop nationally. Cheryl Silver of CU-CitizenAccess takes a look at what’s driving the increase and why law enforcement officials are scrambling to get a handle on it.
CU-Citizen-Access is an online community news site based at the University of Illinois.