Attorney general, FBI warn meth threat now rivals opioids


February 10, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Methamphetamine use has quietly surged in Wisconsin and now rivals opioid abuse as the state's most serious drug problem, Attorney General Brad Schimel and FBI agents warned the Legislature's criminal justice committees Thursday.

Schimel and Justin Tolomeo, special agent-in-charge of the FBI's Milwaukee office, presented the committees during a hearing with a November law enforcement report that shows meth use in the state has grown at a staggering rate. According to the report, use increased between 250 percent and 300 percent from 2011 to 2015. The state crime lab saw a...

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