Face It Together Seeing Higher Meth Numbers

August 17, 2016 | Brady Mallory, Keloland

Law enforcement across South Dakota will tell you methamphetamine is fueling a lot of crime in our communities.  It was not that long ago Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead blamed the drug for the recent uptick in crime in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

"More and more in our community we're hearing about that common link; firearms, drugs, methamphetamine and heroin entering our community, these are all concerning trends we're seeing," Milstead said. 

Law enforcement is not the only agency seeing the drug become more mainstream. 

Face It Together is essentially a link between people who are struggling with addiction and services and treatment they need.  The staff there has begun tracking day to day data of what clients are dealing with.

When it comes to meth, staff has noticed a big spike in just six months.

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