Meth makes comeback in Dayton area

Meth makes comeback in Dayton area

DAYTON — Crystal meth has made a deadly comeback to the area.

Last year, meth appeared as a a factor in the cause of death statements for 50 people in Montgomery County, more than triple the number from 2016, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

Local drug users say meth’s availability is nearly on par with heroin and fentanyl, and large -scale dealers are trying to diversify the drug market, according to Robert Carlson, a professor in the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

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As a result of the recent spike in meth in the area, the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services is encouraging addicts to get their App called 'Get Help Now Montgomery County.' It helps addicts get the treatment they need quicker and more efficiently.