Last week, 24 people were arrested in or around Sheridan for charges related to distribution of methamphetamine.
Public response has been overwhelmingly supportive of the Northeast Enforcement Team, who conducted a two-year investigation into four different distribution rings operating locally. Before last week's big busts, some people in Sheridan probably weren't aware of the significant presence of methamphetamine in Sheridan. Jean Davies, executive Director of the Wyoming Meth Project, says no town in Wyoming is immune.
Davies said this relatively new street drug has some of the greatest potential for physical, emotional and social damage.
Davies said meth brings the threat of violence with it wherever it goes, and users aren't the only ones who suffer negative consequences. She said the tax dollars that go into extensive investigation and rehabilitation of users and dealers is a necessary investment for communities.
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