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Published December 26, 2013, 04:41 PM

Meth arrests on the rise

The Polk County Sheriff's department says meth is becoming a bigger problem in the area. Deputy James Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff says more people are being arrested for meth possession throughout Polk County.

The Polk County Sheriff's department says meth is becoming a bigger problem in the area. Deputy James Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff says more people are being arrested for meth possession throughout Polk County.

He says during a recent week-long stretch, law enforcement arrested at least one person a day on meth related charges. Tadman says the increase in arrests is leading to even more information about potential drug abuse in Polk County.

Dep. James Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff's Department said, "They have seen an increase in the meth use and also in the coming in of information they receive from concerned citizens about activity."

Tadman says there has been a task force to deal with drug issues for years. He says extra officers will work drug cases in Polk County as needed.

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