Methamphetamine is one of the most addictive drugs available, made in laboratories with common materials with a high potential for abuse and dependence. Both physically and emotionally, it can be destructive. And in the Brainerd area, it's become the most readily available and abused narcotic and a major concern for law enforcement and health officials.
"In two weeks people can lose everything. This drug grips the user's life," said Andy Galles, Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division officer. "Their whole world revolves around getting a hit. Whatever it takes."
Dispatch staff writers Renee Richardson and Matt Erickson begin a five-part series about methamphetamine, called "Meth: The lakes area fights back" in Sunday's Dispatch.
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