Methamphetamine use appears to be down in San Diego County, according to a report released today.
The number of methamphetamine-related arrests was down 25 percent from 2006, the number of adult arrestees testing positive for the drug dropped 7 percent and meth seizures declined 40 percent, according to the "Meth Report Card," put together by the county's Methamphetamine Strike Force and based on statistics through 2007.
However, the number of people with the drug in their system when they died, as tested by the Medical Examiner's Office, climbed from 174 in 2006 to 184 in 2007. That's still down from a high of 240 in 2005.
"The tide is turning against meth," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob during a news conference. "Most of the key indicators on the fight against meth clearly show that our efforts to eradicate meth from our communities are having positive results."
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