Do you fear methamphetamine?

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Greg Peck
February 19, 2013

Rock County has enough problems with heroin. It was good to read, then, in Saturday’s Gazette that the county has escaped widespread problems with methamphetamine.

Northwestern Wisconsin has been a hotbed of meth use since 2008, as reporter Ann Marie Ames detailed. Douglas County, in particular, has been waging the biggest battle with 277 reported cases. Numbers also are high in heavily populated spots—the Fox Valley, Milwaukee area and Dane County. Rock and Walworth counties have had only eight cases each.

What are authorities doing to keep the drug away? What should parents be watching for? And why is this drug so serious? Is it worse than heroin?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Wednesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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