Report: Meth lab busts down 78 percent in Minnesotaby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The most recent snapshot of illegal drug activity in Minnesota has a mix of good and bad news. A new Hazelden Foundation report released Thursday says Minnesota has seen a 78 percent decrease in methamphetamine lab busts over the last year.
The report also finds that more people are dying from opiate overdoses, caused by drugs like heroin, methadone and oxycodone.
The semiannual report compiled data from Twin Cities area hospitals, crime labs and addiction treatment centers.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with report author Carol Falkowski, director of research communications for the Hazelden Foundation, a nonprofit international addiction treatment center based in Minnesota.