Crystal Meth Use On The Rise In Itasca County

By KBJR News 1

Crystal Meth Use On The Rise In Itasca County

September 14, 2011 Updated Sep 14, 2011 at 11:24 PM CDT

Itasca County, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Crystal Meth use is on the rise in Itasca County as officials there continue to make arrests.
Just this week, two people were arrested two separate possession charges.

The first on Sunday in Deer River, when an officer seized more than 13 grams of methamphetamine during an arrest of a 48 year old Onamia man.

Police made the second arrest on Monday in the West Cohasset area.
Police confiscated more than 13 grams of crystal meth from a 48 year old Deer River woman.

The Itasca County Sheriff's Department is stepping up their drug enforcement efforts with the use of two K–9 units.

Officials are asking residents to report suspicious activity.

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