Georgia Meth Cost Billions

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

According to the Georgia Meth Project 1.3 billion dollars is the cost Georgia spends annually.

Reports show that expenses include law enforcement, family and social services, treatment and lost productivity.

According to the Georgia Meth Project 43 percent of federal convictions in Georgia are meth related.

"When people are addicted to meth their main thing is 24 hours, 7 days a week they're trying to get more meth," said Thomas County Narcotics Commander Kevin Lee.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over the past five years, methamphetamine has become the fastest growing drug problem in Georgia.

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  • by Ya Ya Location: Tallahassee on Feb 1, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    Meth is much cheaper in Florida. In fact, one of the largest meth labs in the history of the Southeast U.S. ( according to published media reports including WCTV) was located 1/8th of a mile from the Wakulla County Sheriff's office. The son told on his father who implicated his wife. If meth gets to expensive, you can always come to Florida. It is especially plentiful in Sopchoppy ( where the sheriff gets nearly 100% of the votes at the last moment )
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Cast the first stone! How soon we forget our own problems.cheating on your taxes, sleeping with someone else husband or wife. Over weight, etc. - all is a problem!
  • by a mama on Feb 1, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    I would just go ahead and let these people kill themselves. At least the hospitals and funeral homes would make some money and the government wouldn't be losing any. They are more likely to keep their habits going once they start, an arrest won't make that much of a difference.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    And I thought meth was cheap.
  • by goodbud Location: ga on Feb 1, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    make it available for free, you cant stop it, but we can stop the stealing an killing. Its very bad dont get me wrong, but the drug war has failed. if your an alcololic you get treatment, if your a meth addit you get jail WHATS THE DIFFERENCE
  • by Slayer Location: Tallahassee on Jan 31, 2011 at 07:36 PM
    43% of arrests? That is awful!!! What a bunch of losers. And I do not feel sorry for them at all. I just feel sorry for the children of these situations.
  • by tax payer Location: south ga. on Jan 31, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    do you people ever get the feeling that they create alot of these problems for job security. THE DRUG WAR IS A BAD JOKE ON THE TAX PAYERS.
  • by thesonneys bbq team Location: echols on Jan 31, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    we need a meth task forse. that way the drug agents we already have can take 3 hour lunches instead of 2 hours.
  • by Lawman Location: tallahassee on Jan 31, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    where are all the thug comments.just lock them up forever.
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