State struggles to cope with meth surge
Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.
Panelists at a drug summit convened Saturday by the Montana legislature said resources are being strained because of a widening prevalence of the drug.
While authorities try to stanch the flow of meth from Mexican cartels into the state, courts are burdened by a growing volume of drug cases. Family services are also strained by drug-related cases that are tearing families apart. And drug clinics are hardpressed to serve an increasing population of meth users seeking treatment.