Editorial: Meth stats expose county’s problems

An all too familiar story was reported in The Tribune recently. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrests of two people accused of dealing in methamphetamine when an officer stopped to check on a car parked along County Road 1300 East.

It was only the latest in a string of recent meth-related incidents in the area. Jackson County isn’t alone as similar reports remain routine in surrounding counties, too.

Oct. 7: Columbus police discovered 2 pounds of crystal meth with a street value of $90,000 in the car of a motorist during a routine traffic stop. The arrested individual also was in possession of more than $30,000 in cash.

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