Drugs destroying our valley: Crystal Meth

The facts on dangerous drugs and how you can safeguard yourself, family and friends ■ Muriel Dufresne, Golden Era Productions / Contributed Riverside County is considered one of the transportation hubs for crystal meth sold in the U.S. As a result, it is the most common drug used in Hemet and the San Jacinto Valley. It’s rampant and it’s deadly—with meth-related emergency visits and deaths increasing every year. What is Crystal Meth? Crystal methamphetamine (also known as meth, crank, chalk, speed, ice or glass) is a white crystalline illegal substance that can be taken orally, snorted, smoked or injected with a needle. As with all drugs, it is a potent poison

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