According to Dallas News, new data shows that methamphetamine continues
to be a growing threat throughout the state of Texas. A growing number
of clients at state-funded drug treatment programs identify themselves
primarily as meth-heads.
Reports in 2011 by treatment programs show that 2,375 abusers seeking treatment
say that meth is their primary drug of choice. In 2012, 2,766 abusers
admitted that they preferred meth as a drug of choice, and 3,739 individuals
admitted to meth addiction last year. This means that within three years,
there has been a 57.4 increase in meth usage as documented by these treatment clinics.
Researchers believe that this is partially due to the fact that Mexican
cartels are shifting their exports from cocaine to methamphetamine. More
and more offenders are smuggling meth across the border and selling it
to Texans. The DEA believes that 90% of the meth that is sold in Texas
is made in Mexico.
Normally, it is brought into the U.S. in a liquid form and then converted
into its crystal form in a home in the United States. If you have been
caught in connection with a meth operation, or if you have been using
this powerful illegal narcotic, you need a skilled defense attorney on
your side. With the right lawyer there to help you, you will be able to
get the assistance that you need to fight your charges.
Methamphetamine is a powerful drug and users can be penalized severely
for possession of the substance. Individuals that aid in the manufacturing
process, possess paraphernalia, or collect the ingredients to make the
meth can also be penalized. Call the
Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today if you need excellent representation from a team that truly cares.