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Published June 19, 2013, 10:05 PM

Meth arrests making jump around Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An addictive drug that was popular in the early 2000's is making a comeback: Methamphetamine.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An addictive drug that was popular in the early 2000's is making a comeback: Methamphetamine.

Fargo Police say there have already been 43 cases this year. That number is so startling because in 2011 and 2012, there were only 30-40 cases the whole year.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus says most of the drugs coming into the area are from out of state but with such a great demand there's bound to be a supply. Claus attributes meth's comeback to a few things including there being more “high rollers" and money in the state due to the oil boom.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus, Fargo Police Department: “I think what's driving it back up is some of their memory might be gone about how dangerous of a drug it is and how devastating it can be. Back in the mid-2000's that was out there. People knew what it could do and how it could affect us."

The Lost and Found Ministry in Moorhead deals with addictions and interventions. They say it's near impossible to get addicts into local treatment centers because they're full to capacity with waiting lists.

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