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Old 04-05-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Hollywood Hills
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Antelope Valley(Lancaster and Palmdale) just north of LA and San Fernando Valley. In the middle of the desert...lots of trailer parks...section 8 housing...lots of meth!
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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It is really big in Sacramento, CA. For many years Sacto was known as the meth capitol of the states.

Furgus Falls, MN.--pretty big up there.

Rural Maine, although most Mainers will deny this.

You can find it in any rural town/community across the US. None too small.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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There was a really good documentary that aired last fall called Crystal Darkness. VERY eye-opening. You can google it and get information. They have a website with true stories, facts, etc. We have adopted 3 foster children whose parents chose meth over their children, even though they were offered inpatient drug treatment and anything they needed to get clean. No motivation to change their lives. It's very sad. Evil, evil stuff!
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Default worst meth town

Bullhead City, AZ. It's a tri-state area. Town is next to Laughlin, NV & CA is the other border. Tweakers get caught in one state, not a prob. they just go next door.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Like others have said, it's a problem everywhere nowadays, but I think originally it started back west.
Hence... Greshamphetamine (Gresham) and Methford (Medford), Oregon.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Colorado Springs police home page has links to the number of meth lab seizures for each year from 2001 thru 2008.

Illinois State Police have launched a website listing names of those convicted of meth: Methamphetamine Manufacturing Registry.

Burnsville, MN police have a page devoted to stopping meth as does Coeur d' Alene and numerous other cities,
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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We had a travel trailer stolen from Burnet, Texas (hour from Austin) and cops said it was probably being used as a meth lab. Interesting. Until he said that, I couldn't imagine why someone would steal a trailer...I was thinking - b/c grandma lost her home? or b/c they can't pay their rent? or they need a hunting lodge?

I had heard that the Montana meth project was really getting some results and some other states (like California I think) were trying to duplicate it. I just don't understand why you would even START using meth when it is so incredibly addictive and is basically a mega-toxin killing every cell in your body. The before/after pictures of meth-users should be distributed throughout high schools...just like the crashed up drunk driving cars were displayed on school grounds when I was in HS.

I think you mostly find meth problems/labs in rural areas is that they are easier to hide when they are out in the forest or desert. Law enforcement can't find them as easily as if they were doing it out of a house in town.

Sad.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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i think des moines is the worst in the entire world, every block atleast 3/4 of the houses are meth houses
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Meth is all over Oregon and I guess in Washington also, at least from the news reports. I know from all the zombies that prowl around Portland they are obviously on something.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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We left socal in 2001 and alot of East County had huge meth problems, since the 80's. My brother and his friends were big tweekers and some of them still are. It's amazing they can still be alive.

I know there were rural areas in Missouri and Georgia that have problems since we've left Ca. But I never have seen tweeker problems like you do in East County! Maybe it's cleaned up since? Don't know, haven't been back.
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