SAN DIEGO (AP) — A survey of people held in San Diego County's jails finds methamphetamine use is spiking as cheap, pure product arrives from Mexico.
Gary Hill, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, tells U-T San Diego the rise in meth use is being felt nationwide, but especially along the Southwest border.
Hill says that with laws in place that restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient for home-cooked meth — the supply of methamphetamine has shifted to "superlabs" operated by drug cartels in Mexico.
He says the market is flooded with large amounts of high quality meth and prices are plummeting.
In 2012, the most recent data available, 47 percent of women and 31 percent of men jailed in the county tested positive for meth.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com
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A woman crashed her car into a home in Talmadge, and police believe she was intoxicated at the time.
Temperatures take a cooling trend into early next week, with only a slight increase on Sunday disrupting the trend.
Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - will finish their 60-mile journey on Sunday.
Residents of Malibu who were forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire have begun returning to their homes while others received notice they could return by Monday, as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday.
Some residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire returned to their homes Saturday while others received notice they could return Sunday and Monday, as firefighters battled for control of the huge blaze for a 10th day.
A power outage in central San Diego affecting over 2,200 homes in University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and West State College was reported early Saturday morning just after 7:00 a.m.
A driver crashed into a home in Talmadge on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver, authorities said.