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Meth use rising in county - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

Meth use rising in county

Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:11 am

Methamphetamine use is on the rise in Galveston County and throughout the state, stoking concerns that an increase in criminal activity will follow, officials said.

Galveston police saw a dramatic increase in the amount of meth seized last year, from a little more than 200 grams in 2012 to about 3,000 grams seized in 2013, police Chief Henry Porretto said. The number of possession and distribution cases being prosecuted also is on the rise.

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