UK meth arrests up after Breaking Bad
THERE has been a huge year-on-year rise in the number of people arrested in connection with crystal meth since
first hit our screens in 2008.
Despite addictive methamphetamine being widely used in America – with more than 1.2 million users – it is not a well used drug in the UK.
But since the hit TV show – starring Bryan Cranston as chemistry teacher Walter White – aired in Britain there has been a year-on-year rise in the number of crystal meth arrests in London.
According to statistics revealed in a Freedom of Information request to the Met Police, the number of people arrested in connection with the Class A drug has soared in the past nine years.
In 2007, there was just one arrest in London, but in 2015, the number of arrests soared to 57.