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The situation: Florida has undertaken extensive
measures to combat methamphetamine, which
has impacted the majority of the state’s 67 counties.
Clandestine lab activity is rising (see below) and
meth seizures by the DEA were at five-year highs in
2009-2010 (see chart above).
The state crafted a major anti-meth program in 2007
and continues to follow it. A copy of the plan can be
found by clicking here.


Meth in Florida

-- After several years of decline, the number of meth labs
uncovered by law enforcement  increased sharply in
2009 -- the latest available data. Meth lab interdictions:
Year     2005    2006    2007    2008    2009
Labs     277       147     130      135      323

-- In drug treatment facilities, cocaine and alcohol far
outstrip methamphetamine as the primary drug given
at admission. Number of people listing meth as their primary drug over the past four years:

Year            2007     2008     2009     2010
Admissions  981     1,222     1,297    343 (preliminary figure)


Speaking of meth in Florida

"They call it the poor man's cocaine. It's cheaper to get than cocaine and it is much more addictive than cocaine. It destroys your life and takes control of you. The meth consumes them so much they can't work, they don't sleep for days, they can't function as a normal person in society."
-- Columbia County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Seifert.
If you have comments or information to add, please e-mail the National Meth Center
DEA seizures of methamphetamine in Florida
80

60

40

20
2005              2006               2007              2008               2009              2010
In kilograms (1 Kg. = 2.2 pounds)
37.5
35
24.1
20.5
65.4
35.4
High school report
Used meth at least once:
- U.S. Avg.
- Florida
9.8%
7.6%
7.6%
6.4%
6.2%
4.9%
4.4%
4.2%
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Notre: Florida figures for 2009 n/a
2001     2003     2005     2007
Source: Drug Enforcement Administration