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The situation: According to the latest Office of National Drug
Control Policy, availability and use of methamphetamine is
declining on Ohio. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
reports that Mexican criminal groups are now the largest supplier
of meth in the state, but local independent criminal groups and 
motorcycle gangs are also responsible for transporting and
distributing methamphetamine throughout Ohio. Small
“Mom and Pop” and “Tweaker” operators continue to manufacture
methamphetamine in small quantities for personal use and for
distribution at the local level. Drug officials recently told The
Columbus Dispatch that Ohio has become one of the "hot areas"
in the nation for the manufacture of meth.


Meth in Ohio  

-- High school students who say they have used methamphetamine
at least once during their life:
Year                                       2005         2007
U.S. average (all grades)        6.2%        4.4%
N.M. average (all grades)       7.5%        5.9%
N.M. 9th grade                        6.0%        4.4%
N.M. 10th grade                       9.0%        4.5%
N.M. 11th grade                      5.9%        7.4%
N.M. 12th grade                      8.8%        7.4%
Source: Centers for Disease Control survey


-- Number of people admitted to drug treatment for amphetamine-related addictions and the percentage of all admissions that were related to amphetamines (mostly meth).
Year                  2005       2006     2007      2008     2009    2010
Number             833        750      735         554       568     n/a
Percentage       1.1%      1.0%    0.7%      0.5%     0.6%   n/a
(Note: the national average percentage of meth admissions is 6.3%)
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


-- Seizures of methamphetamine in Ohio by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Seizure amounts are in kilograms (note: 1 kg. = 2.2 lbs.):
Year                 2005     2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Seizures           3.7        3.4        0.7        1.6       0.1      35.9
Source: Drug Enforcement Administration


Speaking of meth
"The one-pot method pretty much dominates the labs we're encountering now. It's easier to conceal, and the benefit to cooks is that it can be produced in one container."
- Scott Duff, supervisor of the Clandestine Drug Lab Suppression Unit of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation


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Ohio meth labs
Labs uncovered by law enforcement:
2004  05   06   07    08    09   10
326
394
167
309
233
Source: El Paso Intelligence Center