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Officials: Meth addiction fuels growing Kansas crime rates


October 26, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Methamphetamine addiction is driving up Kansas' crime rates and filling jails with individuals who would be better served in treatment centers, according to state and Wichita-area leaders.

Kansas and Sedgwick County officials met with community members at a Wichita Crime Commission event Thursday to discuss how to solve the state's growing meth and opioid problem, the Wichita Eagle reported.

Seven out of 10 inmates at the county jail are struggling with drug addiction, many of whom are likely in need of drug treatment or mental health services, said Sedgwick County Sh...

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