LA Meth Crisis Escalates Alongside Opioid-Heroin EpidemicLast Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
(Gloucester City News, June 15) The heroin addiction epidemic is hitting many cities across the nation hard. But, in LA, meth is a bigger problem, according to local law enforcement officials.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck elaborated on why meth is so dangerous during a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting last month.
“Methamphetamine is something that exacerbates folks that have mental illness issues, and it’s a combination that I think is something that we address every day,” Beck said. “It’s a very cheap, very long-lasting, very cumulative effect drug.”