UK meth ar­rests up af­ter Break­ing Bad

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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.

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