Local Meth Prices on the Rise

Sunday, Apr 3, 2011  |  Updated 2:07 PM PDT
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Local Meth Prices on the Rise

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Street prices for methamphetamine have shot up in San Diego County over the last year, making the illegal stimulant more expensive than the more steadily priced marijuana, cocaine or heroin, federal officials said last week, The North County Times reports.

Meth's shift in price, from an average of about $10,000 per pound in 2009 to its current $18,000 per pound, hints at a disruption somewhere along the drug's supply chain, although U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officials said there are too many variables to know for sure.

In neighboring Riverside County, meth prices have dropped over the same period -- to $11,000 from $13,000.

Read the rest of this article from NBC San Diego's media partner, The North County Times.


 

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